Kayla Glass: Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Assistant Professor


  • DNP, The University of Alabama, 2017
  • MSN, Family NP Track, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
  • BSN, The University of Alabama, 2012


Dr. Kayla Glass is a clinical assistant professor at the CCN. She received her BSN from the University of Alabama in 2012, MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, and DNP from the University of Alabama in 2017. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner through the AANP and a rehabilitation nurse through the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Dr. Glass has previous experience as an RN in the medical ICU, cardiothoracic ICU, and outpatient oncology. More recently, she has worked locally as a CRNP in home health as well as in physical medicine and rehabilitation where she plans to maintain her clinical practice with RSP: The Physiatry Group providing services for inpatient rehab and local skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Glass has also worked briefly as a clinical instructor at UAB and served as a DNP mentor at UA.

Her research and clinical interests include: physical medicine and rehabilitation, mental health, nurse and patient education, alternative medicine, and health disparities. Dr. Glass is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama, and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Honors and Awards

  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses REACH Conference: “Outstanding Scientific Poster” Award, 2017

Areas of Interest

  • Gerontology
  • Social Determinants of Health & Health Disparities
  • Technology
  • Clinical Practice

Scholarly Highlights

  • Translational Research: Implementing the GDS depression screen in an inpatient rehabilitation setting
  • Presentation: Poster presented at a national rehab nurse conference of quantitative results of depression screening
  • Translational Research: Created a “Cardiovascular Bingo” interactive educational game for the VA Medical Center based on AHA guidelines with focus group analysis