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Stephanie Byrd

  • Assistant Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program; Assistant Professor
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-3480
  • ​9​90 W. Fullerton Ave, room 4407

Dr. Byrd's background is in primary care. She received her BSN and MS (family nurse practitioner track) from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and her DNP and Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate from Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include health promotion and disease prevention and primary care disorders, especially ear, nose, and throat disorders. She has presented on primary care topics at the local, state, and national levels.

Dr. Byrd has experience working as a family nurse practitioner in several different areas including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care, occupational health, and otolaryngology. She has been teaching in schools of nursing since 2008, including the University of Texas School of Nursing and the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. She has experience teaching in traditional bachelor's and master's entry prelicensure nursing programs, family and adult nurse practitioner programs, and post-masters DNP and BSN to DNP programs. She received the faculty excellence award for academic teaching from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in 2021.

Specialization and Interests

  • Family practice
  • Ear, nose, and throat disorders
  • Women's health issues
  • Health promotion and disease prevention

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing                             
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners                                                            
  • The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery       
  • American Nurses Association
  • Illinois Nurses Association                              ​
Recent Publications and Presentations

Byrd, S., & VanGraafeiland, B. (2019). Educational Intervention for Primary care Providers on Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Guidelines. ORL - Head and Neck Nursing, 37(3), 6-12.

Randall, K., Steinheider, B., Isaacson, M., Shortridge, A., Byrd, S., Ciro, C., ... & Loving, G. (2016). Measuring knowledge, acceptance, and perceptions of telehealth in an interprofessional curriculum for student nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 27(4), 339-353.

Byrd, S. (2019, June). Sudden Hearing Loss: Considerations for Evaluation and Management in Primary Care. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Allen, K., Byrd, S., Roberts, J., & Webber, D. (2020, November). Pharmacologic Advancements in the Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Advanced Pharmacology Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

Allen, K., Byrd, S., Costner-Lark, A., Pope, L., Roberts, J., & Webber, D. (2019, April). New Kids on the Block: An Overview of Select 2018 FDA Drug Approvals. Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Advanced Pharmacology Conference, Oklahoma City, OK