Mirinda Tyo


Mirinda Tyo '19 she/hers

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae



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2001Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Gulfport, MSASN
2004University of North Alabama - Florence, ALBSN
2011University of North Alabama - Florence, ALMSN
2019University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, MAPhD


  • NUR 553 Pharmacology for Advance Nursing Practice
  • NUR 457 Nursing Care of Complex Health Problems
  • NUR 455 Experiential Learning Senior Mentorship
  • NUR 352 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing
  • NUR 270 Concepts of Foundational Nursing





This course builds upon previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs, reinforcing the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team and member of the profession.

This course is the culmination of knowledge and skills across the curriculum. The purpose of this course is to apply all curricular nursing concepts including and within the categories of managing care, psychosocial, nursing interventions, and professional practice within the caring science curriculum through clinical judgment at the highest levels of Bloom's taxonomy learning domains (cognitive, affective) to develop the generalist nurse.

The purpose of this experiential course is to apply all curricular nursing concepts, using clinical judgment at the highest levels of Bloom's taxonomy to develop the generalist nurse.


Online and Continuing Education Courses

Provides advanced knowledge of pharmacologic agents related to advanced nursing practice across the lifespan. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of a wide range of pharmacologic agents are considered. Patient motivation and adherence to regimes, individual responses to therapeutic regimens, and patient teaching will be explored. Clinical pharmacological concerns related to psychological, aging, psychosocial, economic, cultural, ethical, and legal factors will be addressed.
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Research activities

  • Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts Grant: Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate’s Mastery & Attitudes (No Stigma): A stepwise simulation intervention to reduce opioid use disorder stigma in undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Community Engaged Research Partnership Initiative Fellowship: Community Based Participatory Research to Promote Resilience in Families of Individuals with Substance Use Disorder
  • Theta Kappa Research Committee Grant: Exploring the Needs of Family Caregivers of Individuals with SUD During COVID-19
  • Exploring the needs of family caregivers of individuals with SUD: An E-Delphi study.
  • Secondary data analysis of Parkinson’s UK dataset


Research interests

  • Caregiver Burden and Resilience
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Transition to Practice
  • Clinical Reasoning

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Mirinda Tyo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a board-certified trauma nurse, clinical educator, and nurse leader. She has over 20 years of clinical expertise caring for patients with chronic illness. Her program of research focuses on understanding the experiences of family members impacted by chronic illnesses and the factors that influence their health and wellbeing, such as caregiver burden, caregiver resilience, stress, and stigma. Family caregivers represent a large underserved population and her research goal is for healthcare providers and policy makers to better understand how to help family caregivers improve their resilience and quality of life, so they can continue with essential caregiving duties.

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