Tyler L. Sturdivant, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, SCRN
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Nurses’ perceptions of the opioid abuser

  • Engaging frontline staff in quality/performance improvement

  • Reducing inpatient hospital noise

  • DNP, University of Alabama in Huntsville, In Progress
  • MSN, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of South Alabama, 2016
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 201

Selected Presentations
  • Butler, C., & Sturdivant, T. (2018, February). Development of a State-wide CNS Organization to Promote the CNS Role and Impact Healthcare Policy. Podium Presentation. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2018 Annual Conference, Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX.

  • Sturdivant, T., Johnson, P., Duffy, A., & Winters, S. (2017, October). Improving Patient Alert Mechanisms: An Academic-Practice Partnership Project. Podium Presentation. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses – 26th Annual Convention, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA.

  • Sturdivant, T., & Butler, C. (2017, October). Establishing the Alabama Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists: Empowering and Facilitating a Professional Voice. Poster Presentation. Alabama State Nurses Association’s Annual Convention, Embassy Suites, Hoover, AL.


Graduate Courses

  • AHN 516, Adult-Gerontology CNS Practicum I
  • AHN 517, Adult-Gerontology CNS Practicum II
  • AHN 518, Adult-Gerontology CNS Practicum III

Undergraduate Courses

  • NU 301, Foundations of Professional Nursing Clinical
  • NU 311, Clinical Nursing Skills
  • AHN 447, Adult-Gerontology Nursing
  • AHN 448, Adult-Gerontology Nursing Clinical
  • NU 412, Nursing Decision Making and Delegation of Nursing Practice

Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding New Member Award, Alabama State Nurses Association, 2017
  • Graduate Student Leadership Award, University of South Alabama, 2016
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Practice Award, University of South Alabama, 2016
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Gamma Chapter, 2013
  • Undergraduate Student Leadership Award, University of South Alabama, 2013
  • Phi Kapp Phi Honor Society, 2012