Experts in Pediatrics.
Advocates for Children.
NAPNAP, Alabama Chapter
Name: Heather Hyde
Credentials: DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC
Specialty (i.e. critical care, rural health): Pediatrics
Current Job Title / Role: Nursing Instructor for Primary Peds Pediatric NP Program
Current Employer: UAB SON
Educational highlights (degree, school, etc.): I received my BSN in 2014, MSN in 2018 and DNP in 2020 from UAB. I also have my nursing educator certificate from UAB (2021).
Professional work outside of your traditional role (organizational service, research, community service etc.): My DNP quality improvement project was on pediatric obesity, I developed a motivational interviewing survey tool for healthy weight and implemented it at a rural health pediatric clinic.
I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nu at- Large Chapter.
I volunteer with The Just People Project. This nonprofit organization serves the homeless community in Birmingham by building relationships, providing meals, haircuts, health screenings and many more resources.
Interesting fact(s) about yourself: Last year I started to take a more active role in my health and accomplished the goal of running a minimum of one 5k per month.
Anything you want to share about your family? I have a very supportive family that lives in the Birmingham area. I also have a little chihuahua terrier mix dog and we spend a lot of time enjoying outdoor activities.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy staying active by either spending time outdoors on walks, runs or hikes or going to Orangetheory Fitness classes. I also enjoy reading historical fiction books especially about WW2.
What is your most irrational fear? Driving behind a logging truck and having the logs become unsecure and fly into my car (thank you Final Destination movie).
What are you most proud of? Being able to persevere through the challenges throughout my life. I have a supportive family and developed a strong community of friends that have encouraged me. Between them and my faith, I have been able to accomplish many personal and professional milestones in my life ( like buying a house and graduating with doctorate degree) that I have been very proud and thankful.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? French Polynesia. I love to travel and have many places on my list but I am at one of my happiest when I am on any type of beach. It looks to be a beautiful place and I would love to explore the islands and learn more of the culture.