Dayna M. Davidson, MSN, RN
Dayna Davidson, is the Director of Nursing at Kilgore College, and is beginning her twentieth year of service to the college. Mrs. Davidson is currently serving as President for the Board of Directors for the Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (TOADN). She started her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in Labor & Delivery and Women’s Care at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas. She loved the aspect of combing nursing and education. She worked as a staff educator in Maternal/Child Nursing and then the Director of Education at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. As an entrepreneur, she owned Shared Birth, an education company that sub-contracted childbirth education classes out to four hospitals and Kaiser Permanente in the Dallas area, with over 50 educators on staff. Mrs. Davidson has worked as a staff nurse in L&D, Women’s Care, and Pediatrics and has been the Director of Maternal Child Nursing at Ford Memorial Hospital in Gilmer, TX, and Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton, TX. She has been the Director of Nursing for Arcadia Health Care, a home health company, and First Call Staffing. Mrs. Davidson has been active at the state level promoting nursing and academic progression. Her professional activities include: Chair of the Nomination Committee, Secretary and President-Elect for the Texas Association for Associate Degree Nursing. In addition to TOADN, Mrs. Davidson is a member of the Texas Board of Nursing Task Force to Study Implications of Growth in Nursing Education Programs in Texas. She has been the Northeast Texas Regional Co-Chair for Texas Team, a member of the Northeast Texas Education Consortium, Region 4 (NEC4), and is a member of the Texas Association of Deans and Director of Professional Nursing Programs. Mrs. Davidson has participated in several Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant projects and local Advisory Boards. Mrs. Davidson completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Baylor University, Dallas/Waco, Texas and her Master’s Degree at Texas Woman’s University Denton/Dallas, Texas.