• Tara Wood, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC is the Coordinator for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

    Dr. Wood is a two-time alumna of the UAB School of Nursing, earning both her MSN and DNP degrees from UAB. Dr. Wood has provided care to infants and families in the Neonatal ICU for over 16 years. She maintains her neonatal nurse practitioner board certification through the National Certification Corporation.

    Dr. Wood is a member of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing's Education Committee. She is also a member of The Alabama Department of Health Opioid Misuse in Women/NAS Task Force, where her focus is to provide education and community awareness on fetal drug exposure and the effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

    She is committed to facilitating an excellent interactive and innovative learning experience for all students.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Clinician’s Guide to Supporting Women With Breast Milk Pumping 2019
    2019 Universal Prenatal Substance Use Screening for Treatment…Not Trial.Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing2019
    2019 Innovative use of concept-focused testing to improve comprehensive resultsJournal of Nursing Education.  58:552. 2019
    2019 Shining a Light: Integrating Protocols Into Clinical Practice for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeJournal of Addictions Nursing.  30:61-66. 2019

    Research Overview

  • Areas of research interest include the use of simulation in role transition for nurse practitioner students; Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and long term effects related to neurodevelopmental behavior.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Practice Nurse / Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017
  • Master of Nursing in Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Jacksonville State University 2008
  • Full Name

  • Tara Wood