Stacia M Hays

Stacia M Hays, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CCTC, CNE, FAANP

CO CLIN AST PROF

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6348
Business Email: smhays@ufl.edu

About Stacia M Hays

TEACHING

Dr. Hays is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and the Coordinator for the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Florida. She also practices in a federally designated rural healthcare clinic in Archer, FL. In addition to focusing on the clinical education of the next generation of advanced practice providers, she teaches health policy, nursing leadership and quality improvement processes in both the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

RESEARCH

Dr. Hays’ scholarship areas focus on nursing quality and advocacy, and improving resiliency in children due to trauma, disasters and other high-risk conditions. She has led a national workgroup to develop human trafficking education and participated in drafting trafficking legislation. She serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and is the recent state of Florida (north) representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has received international, national and state leadership and advocacy awards including from the International Transplant Nurses Society, Florida Nurses Association and NAPNAP. She is an invited speaker on resiliency, chronic illness and human trafficking for nursing and other health care professions.

SERVICE

Dr. Hays is an expert pediatric nurse practitioner and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She demonstrates advocacy excellence through clinical practice and legislative engagement at state, national and international levels. She drives leadership in improving care of children and is an invited presenter nationally and internationally on NP practice and vulnerable populations. Dr. Hays led a national workgroup for human trafficking protocol development and is an invited presenter on the topic. She is the current Treasurer for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and has been Co-Chair for international and national committees. She has numerous publications and recently co-authored the position paper on the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner during disasters. She developed the first NP-led multidisciplinary care team at her institution and is active in national leadership on academic program initiatives. In addition to being member of the UF Senate and numerous College of Nursing committees, she has been the regional lead for the Florida Action Coalition, Florida Center for Nursing, and is faculty advisor to the UF Health Patient Safety and Nursing Quality Council. Dr. Hays is the recipient of state, national, and international leadership and advocacy awards.

Accomplishments

Fellow
2020 · American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Advocacy Icon Award
2019 · Florida Nurses Association: "Advocating for patients and nursing to improve outcomes".
America’s Top 10 NP Award, Point of Care Network.
2019 · Point of Care Network: recognized by peers as one of the “influential and impactful NPs".
Transplant Nurses Day Award
2019 · International Transplant Nurses Society: “Contributions to patient care, research, and nursing profession".
Emerging Nurse Leader
2018 · Florida Center for Nursing

Board Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator
    National League for Nursing
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Pediatric Nurse Certification Board
  • Certified Transplant Coordinator
    National Association of Transplant Professionals

Research Profile

Dr. Hays’ areas of expertise include providing care as a pediatric advanced practice nurse, focusing on the care of high-risk and vulnerable children. She is a leader in legislation and health policy development as well as in quality improvement processes.

Publications

2020
Moving Childhood Immunizations Out of the Public Health Setting: Effects on Immunization Rates.
Policy, politics & nursing practice. 21(1):21-28 [DOI] 10.1177/1527154419892961. [PMID] 31791204.
2020
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification review guide-primary care
.
2020
White Paper: Recognizing Child Trafficking as a Critical Emerging Health Threat.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2020.01.005. [PMID] 32178939.
2019
A toddler with sudden onset tremors and changes in temperament
Jnp-Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
2019
NAPNAP Position Statement on Pediatric-Focused Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ role in disasters involving children. National Association of Nurse Practitioners, Children in Disasters Special Interest Group
Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 33(1):A16-A18 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.09.004.
2018
Adults with Liver Failure in the Intensive Care Unit: A Transplant Primer for Nurses.
Critical care nursing clinics of North America. 30(1):137-148 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cnc.2017.10.012. [PMID] 29413209.
2018
Human Trafficking
. 66(1)
2018
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children: Beyond metabolic syndrome
Jnp-Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 14(10):725-731
2018
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: Beyond Metabolic Syndrome
Jnp-Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 725-731 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.08.034.
2018
Providers Assessing Risk and Responding to Trafficking (3-PARRT): Child Trafficking 102. Pediatric continuing education online course
.
2015
Celebrating Nurse Practitioners
.
2013
Liver transplant guide for pediatric patients at Shands at UF
.
2013
Pediatric liver transplant guidelines
.
2003
First and second-degree burns protocol
.
2002
When you suspect a pervasive developmental disorder
.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2020
NGR6307 Advanced Child Health Nursing III
2017-2020
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2017-2020
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2020
NGR7700 Leadership and Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice
2020
NUR4467C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Women, Children and Families
2015-2017,2020
NGR6302 Advanced Child Health Nursing II
2014-2017,2020
NGR6302L Advanced Child Health Nursing II
2018-2020
NGR6941 Practicum in Nursing
2019
NGR6372C Advanced Pediatric Procedures and Diagnostics
2019
NUR3816 Seminar in Professional Nursing
2018
NUR3106 Lead and Inspire 1: Professional Nursing Practice
2015,2017-2018
NGR6301L Advanced Child Health Nursing I
2014,2017-2018
NUR3738 Systems of Care 2: Restoration of Wellness
2017-2018
NUR4944L Transition to Professional Practice
2014,2017-2018
NGR6307L Advanced Child Health Nursing III
2015-2018
NUR3738C Clinical Practice 2: Restoration of Wellness
2017
NUR3069C Communication and Health Assessment
2015-2016
NGR6638 Health Promotion
2016
NGR6301 Advanced Child Health Nursing I
2014-2016
NUR4748L Clinical Practice 4: Multi-system Care
2014-2015
NUR4739L Clinical Practice 3: Restoration of Wellness
2014
NGR6002C Adv Hlth Assess/Diag

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6348
Emails:
Business:
smhays@ufl.edu