Stacia M. Hays is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience in pediatric primary and chronic care, including specialized experience in pulmonology, gastroenterology, and liver transplantation.
Dr. Hays received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, her Master of Science Nursing from the University of Texas, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida. At the University of Florida College of Nursing, she was the coordinator of the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program and held a faculty position for many years. She is a clinical associate professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
Dr. Hays has published and presented at the state, national, and international levels on subjects related to pediatric healthcare, advanced practice nursing, and human trafficking. She is a staunch advocate for nurse practitioner practice and is working to develop the role of the advanced practice nurse in South America. Dr. Hays serves in several elected leadership positions at the national and state level for prestigious organizations. Dr. Hays is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her impact on children and the nurse practitioner profession. She is a distinguished fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.