Dr. Charmaine Byrd is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She started her career as a certified nursing assistant working in geriatric mental health and medical-surgical care. She obtained a BSN in 2012, at Kaplan University, MSN in 2013, as a nurse educator at Walden University. At Walden University she completed her doctoral degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2016. Dr. Charmaine has over 15 years of clinical experience including working in direct patient care settings such as geriatric mental health, clinics, home health care, oncology, hospice, medical-surgical, telemetry, and working with diverse populations as a traveling nurse across the US. She also has over 8 years of experience working in academia facilitating/lecturing nursing students to realize their dreams of becoming future nurses.In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors.
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. -Joubert Botha