DNP, MSN, MS, ARNP AGACNP-BC
Nova Southeastern University
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Born in the Dominican Republic (DR) 62 years ago and came to the United States (US) in 1991. The main background education is as Doctor of Medicine and specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology in DR. Since 1991, I had been working, studying, engaged in lifelong learning, and raising my family over the past thirty-two years of marriage. My wife and my three daughters are also in the healthcare field, Nursing, Medicine, and Healthcare Administration.
Over the past thirteen years at had attained several graduates’ degrees and certifications in different US Universities, such as Certify Operating Room Nurse, Certify Registered Nurse First Assistant, Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration, Master’s Degree in Science of Nursing with Adult Gero Acute Nurse Practitioner specialization, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). During the past twenty-three years, I had worked at Memorial Regional Hospital Operating Room, in General, and Gynecology Oncology surgeries. I joined Nova Southeastern University in January 2018 as Adjunct Professor. Since past May 1, 2019, and now I am the Program Director of the Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.
Now, that my wife and I are approaching the retirement years, and that we have our first grandson (“Mateo”) is time to downsize and dedicate more time to transfer my lifelong learning knowledge/experience to the future advanced practice registered nurses’ generation. My goal as DNP is to be a clinician, consultant, collaborator, educator, and researcher, but I abide completely NOVA University CORE values (academic excellence, student-centered, integrity, innovation, opportunity, diversity, and community).
A long time ago I wrote my practice statement, and I still believe in it:
“I believe that being a team player is a fundamental component to provide a positive work environment, and good communication is important to advocate the continuity of better safe care.”