Kristina Roberson, DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C, was recently selected to the American Health Council’s Board of Nursing for her outstanding dedication to improving others’ lives in the nursing field. Dr. Roberson she serves as both an Associate Professor of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University and a Family Nurse Practitioner at a health center in North Carolina caring for disadvantaged populations. While she has held the latter role for nearly five years, she has served as Associate Professor of Nursing for over three years. During an outstanding 21-year career in the healthcare industry, she has garnered skills and knowledge in family practice with an interest in disadvantaged population health, specifically cardiovascular disease and sexual health.
Dr. Roberson’s interest in nursing ignited after the injury of a close friend while in high school. The life-saving care she witnessed the nurses administer prompted her to make that same difference in someone else’s life. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998, Dr. Roberson enrolled at High Point University where she earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 2009. She later enrolled at Duke University and earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2012 and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2014.
Dr. Roberson’s journey in the nursing field began at Hope Center Family Medicine, where she served as a family nurse practitioner for nearly one year in 2013. That same year, she accepted a family nurse practitioner position at Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine, where she has since provided direct patient care services by ordering and performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the care and management of patients with various health conditions. From 2014 to 2016, she took on the role of nursing director and provided leadership and administrative direction for clinical nursing staff, while continuing to provide care as a family nurse practitioner. In early 2015, she accepted an assistant professor of nursing position at Winston-Salem State University, and has since taught didactic and practicum/clinical instruction in the graduate programs. She mentors students in academic matters and fosters a student-centered environment.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Dr. Roberson is proud to have worked with disadvantaged children and helped implement a pilot project of site-based preventive care that led to the establishment of primary care clinics among the underserved. She has enjoyed several rewarding scholarships throughout her academic pursuit, including the Master Nurse Scholar Scholarship and the Nurse Scholar Scholarship, both awarded by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. She also received the Herman and Rose Krebs Scholarship during graduate nursing studies. She is proud to have completed the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Student Health Policy Fellowship. She was awarded the Young Adult of the Year Award from the United Way of Forsyth County, the Person of Prestige Award from the AIDS Alliance Corps Leadership Training Program and was named a nominee for the Nancy Susan Reynolds Community Leadership Award.
To ensure that she remains connected with her peers, Dr. Roberson is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, the North Carolina Nurses Association DNP Executive Council, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association Council of Nurse Practitioners and the North Carolina Nurses Association. She also contributes to charitable organizations such as the American Heart Association, the YMCA and the Triad Minority Business Development Association.
Out of all of her professional and personal achievements, Dr. Roberson considers her son, along with her 20-year marriage to her husband, to be her greatest accomplishments. She attributes her rewarding career and success to self-determination and motivation, coupled with support from her husband and family. She plans to continue to excel in her career by continuing her role in academia and practice while expanding her research funding.
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DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C
Associate Professor & Family Nurse Practitioner at Winston-Salem State University and Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine
- Winston Salem University is now number one in the UNC system for North Carolina job placement for graduates and number one in the UNC system for the average salary for triad-area graduates.
- Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc has worked to improve the health and well-being of the patients they served. Collectively, these medical practices have provided 74 years of quality service to the community.
- Three years within current roles, with 21 years providing knowledge to the healthcare community.
- Expertise in Family Practice with interest in Disadvantaged Population Health, specifically Cardiovascular Disease.