Staci Abernathy: Clinical Assistant ProfessorClinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Staci Abernathy Simmons is a full-time clinical assistant professor, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She received BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a DNP from the University of Alabama. She is experienced in pediatric critical care, having worked in emergency, air medical transport, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care units. Dr. Simmons is a board certified acute and continuing care pediatric nurse practitioner, maintaining a clinical practice in the pediatric cardiac ICU and step-down units at Children’s of Alabama. Her research is focused on improving nurses’ professional wellbeing through self-care and mindfulness.