Latoya M. Carstarphen

Latoya M. Carstarphen, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor

Ida Moffett School of Nursing

Office: CHS Building 1 1582
Phone: 205-726-2046

Degrees and Certifications

  • DNP, Advanced Practice, Troy University
  • Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, Troy University
  • MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Alabama
  • BS, Nursing, University of Alabama
  • AS, Nursing, Shelton State Community College

Awards and Honors

  • ASNA Outstanding New Member

Involvement/Professional Studies

  • Alabama State Nurses Association
  • Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Research Areas

  • Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans aged 19-65


Dr. Carstarphen, a native of Sedan, Alabama, is an advanced practice nurse with a background in critical care, education, quality improvement, and management. Latoya is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with her most recent practice as a hospitalist nurse practitioner. She devotes her time and career educating future nurses with a devoted passion for improving healthcare in the underserved populations. She attends Healing Place Church in Trussville, AL, and volunteers with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Safe Shelby.