Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Dana Holt, MSN, RN


I am a 1997 graduate of Deshler High School.  I currently live in Muscle Shoals with my husband of 22 years, Steven, and my children, Caroline and Parker. 

I am entering my sixth year of teaching at Deshler.  I am incredibly proud of the work that we do at the Deshler Career Technical Center.  I love sharing all aspects of health care with my students.  Our Health Science program is growing every year, and I hope that trend continues so that we can help as many students as possible achieve their career and academic goals.

We are currently offering Foundations of Health Science, Human Body Structures and Functions, Medical Terminology, Pharmacy Technician, and Health Science Internship. Our current certification offerings include Certified Pharmacy Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the program.

I am the HOSA - Future Health Professionals advisor and our HOSA chapter is doing great things! 

It is great to be a Deshler Tiger!



Associate's Degree in Nursing - Northwest Shoals Community College

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - University of North Alabama

Master's Degree in Nursing - Teaching Learning - Univeristy of North Alabama


Prior to transitioning to education, I spent 15 years as a Registered Nurse, working in many different healthcare settings, including intensive care, emergency care, hospice, and long-term care.