GI Associates of SW Florida
NPMercedesAcosta

Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A. (239) 275-8882

Mercedes Acosta, ARNP

Mercedes Acosta, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC is originally from Cuba where she graduated from the University of Havana in 1996 with a MD Degree. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is certified through the ANCC as an ARNP and ACNP. Mercedes has an extensive medical background including working as a Medical Doctor in Cuba and as a Nurse Practitioner in Neurology Specialty. 

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

M.S.N 2009-20012 Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft Myer, Florida

Doctor in Medical Sciences 1990-1996 Superior Institute of Medical Sciences, Havana University, Havana, Cuba

Associates in Register Nurse 1980-1983 Plitecnico de la Salud Livia Governeur, School of Nursing, Matanzas, Cuba

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:  ​M anaged individual treatments and care plans for patients in Neurosurgical ICU, performed physical examinations at Physician's Regional Hospital, Naples, Florida.

Completed a clinical internship with a Nurse Practitioner at Physician's Regional Hospital, Naples, Florida.

Completed a clinical internship with a preceptor at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Acres, Florida.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Staff Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida 2014 – present.

 S erving Southwest Florida Since 1990 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Florida Nurses Association

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Performed history and physical examinations on patients aged 16-90 years, including development of treatment plans and health promotion activities.

Performed history and gynecological physical examinations, and women’s health counseling.

Completed a clinical internship with a Nurse Practitioner at the IMA Medical Group, Cape Coral, Florida.

Completed a clinical internship with a Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician at the IMA Medical Group, Cape Coral, Florida.

Completed a clinical internship with a Rheumatologist Physician at the IMA Medical Group, Cape Coral, Florida.

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