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Yolima Vergara, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Assistant Professor of NursingMember of Curriculum Committee & Test Review Committee

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College of CUNY, Doctor of Nursing Practice (Jonas Scholar)Saint Joseph's College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Distinguished Graduate Award, Dean's List)Helen Fuld College of Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing (Clinical and academic recognition award)

Description

Dr. Vergara is an ANCC, board-certified nurse practitioner with extensive experience as a Registered Nurse. Most of the clinical experience includes extensive critical care knowledge on assessment, diagnosis planning, intervention, and critically ill patients' evaluation. She is proficient in all technical aspects of critical care and care coordination of these populations. As a Doctor in Nursing practice, her expertise is taking care of patients with cardiac conditions, focusing on implanted cardiac device programming, management, and the prevention of device complications. Her current research and quality improvement program focused on utilizing and interpreting data from the cardiac devices to detect early heart failure exacerbation and prevent hospitalizations. She has years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Assistant Professor's held position at private and public institutions. She is dedicated to the profession and to increase diversity in health care. Her voluntary work includes mentoring students from different backgrounds, mostly from Hispanic heritage.  


Specialties

  • Conscious Sedation Certification
  •  BCLS / ACLS Certification
  •  ANCC Certification-AGPCNP-BC

Lectures and Presentations

Poster Presentations

April 2015

9th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Poster Day

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Poster Title: Effectiveness of an Interactive Computer-Based Educational Program to Improve Heart Failure Knowledge among Hospitalized Veterans

March 2018

Veterans Affairs Research Day

Poster Title: Effectiveness of an Interactive Computer-Based Educational Program to Improve Heart Failure Knowledge among Hospitalized Veterans

Presentations

December 12, 2019

Diversity in nursing and healthcare.


Panel member at NAHN Meeting

January 2020

Presenter at the Veterans Affairs critical care conference

Management of implanted Cardiac Devices in a Critical Care Setting


Affiliations

NAHN-National Association of Hispanic Nurses Association, NY Chapter (member)

AANP- American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Jonas Scholar)