Linda Byrd, ADN, RN, CGRN


Ms. Byrd was a 2013 nominee for Magnet Nurse of the Year recognizing her exceptional patient care.

Titles and Roles

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Nurse Navigator
Breast Cancer


Ms. Byrd has been a nurse navigator since 2007. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1988 and is certified in both Medical-Surgical and Gastroenterology Nursing. Ms. Byrd holds a Nurse Navigator Certificate from Georgia Highlands College. Her work experience has been in medical-surgical, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, radiology and breast health. She assists patients being treated for breast cancer at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Ms. Byrd is member of the Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates and the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators.


Ms. Byrd has written two abstracts for the Evidence Based Practice Toolkit Conference in Atlanta, GA. The poster presentations featured IV Catheters Winged vs. Non-Winged in response to increasing numbers of extravasations with IV contrast and Creatinine Testing: Point of Care vs. Laboratory Processed Specimen when looking at cost effectiveness and patient wait times.

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