Stacia M. Hays, DNP, CPNP, CCTC

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 2232

Telephone: 352-273-6348
Fax: 352-273-6536



Dr. Hays is a pediatric primary care provider at Archer Family Health Care.  She teaches evidence based primary care pediatrics to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students and is active in the DNP program as supervisory chair and mentor for DNP students. She teaches a variety of graduate courses including Health Promotion, Evidence-Based Practice, and Advanced Health Assessment as well as courses in the undergraduate BSN and RN-BSN programs.


Dr. Hays’ research and scholarship interests include quality of care in the high-risk populations of children and transplant recipients and international service learning. She has a special interest in innovative methods of nursing education, particularly with online teaching.


Dr. Hays is on the Advisory Council of the Florida Action Coalition, Secretary of North Central Florida Advanced Practice Nurses, and Vice President of the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a member of the UFHealth Patient Safety and Nursing Quality Council. She has been a member of the NIH funded consortium, Study of Pediatric Liver Transplant (SPLiT), as the Education Chairman and as a member of the Quality Analysis committee.  She has served on several health system committees related to nursing quality and patient safety.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Hays is a Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and is an NLN Certified Nurse Educator. She is a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator, has a certification in Public Health, and has experience in system-wide patient safety and healthcare quality assessments.


Dr. Hays received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and her BSN from the University of Florida; she received her MSN from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a graduate certification of Public Health from the University of Florida.