Dina Byers

Years Taught at Murray State:


Courses Taught:

Nursing Care of Adults I, Integration Practicum, Evidence Based Clinical Practice, Advanced Nursing Assessment


2003-Keynote speaker, Sigma Theta Tau-Research Forum, Murray State University
2001-Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Kentucky Board of Nursing APRN Board Member, 2013-present


PhD in nursing – May 2008- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MSN-May, 2004-Murray State University
BSN- May, 1999-Murray State University

Certification and Licensure:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN licensed in KY

Clinical/ Professional Focus:

Medical-surgical nursing, adult health

Research Focus:

African American caregivers, minority health status, caregivers of persons with end-stage renal, and elimination of health disparities within vulnerable populations

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

1999-2001: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hopkinsville, Ky
2001-2002: Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Per diem nurse (Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit)
2001-2002; Hopkinsville Community College, Nursing Faculty/Lecturer, Hopkinsville, Ky
2002-2004: University of Kentucky Medical Center, medical-surgical RN, Lexington, Ky

Professional Organizations:

American Nurses Association
Kentucky Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Murray State Nursing Alumni Association