Ernesto C. Perez, DNP, CRNA, ARNP, PMC-I, FNAP

Ernesto C. Perez Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ernesto C. Perez earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing in 2011. He was the proud recipient of the Dean Sara E. Barger Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Soon after graduation, he returned to school and obtained a Post-Masters Certificate in Healthcare Informatics from Duke University School of Nursing in 2012. He received his MSN with anesthesia concentration from Charity Hospital/Xavier University School of Nurse Anesthesiology (1995), a BS from The University of Saint Francis (1992), an ADN from Edison State College (1984), and a PN certificate from Collier County Vo-Tech Center (1982).

Dr. Perez is a part-time (online) faculty member teaching Informatics (NUR 733) in the DNP program. He works as a CRNA independent contractor at several outpatient surgery centers in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. His nursing and nurse anesthesia experience includes neonatal/pediatric/adult open-heart and critical care, trauma, ENT, orthopedics, and supervision. He also managed and taught at several anesthesia programs. Dr. Perez has a long history of anesthesia program development, strategic planning, curriculum design, and preparation for accreditation. He is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Dr. Perez research interests are in vulnerable populations, disabilities, informatics, and mentoring. He was extremely instrumental on the development of the CCN DNP mentoring program. Dr. Perez was inducted as a Fellow and Distinguished Scholar into the National Academies of Practice in 2014.