Ernesto C. Perez, DNP, MBA, 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 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 and an Executive MBA from The University of South Florida MUMA College of Business in 2018. He will be inducted to the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, as an outstanding scholar and top business student. Membership into the organization includes top executives at world-leading organizations. 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 in the DNP program. He works as a Lead 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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American Nursing Informatics Association. Dr. Perez research interests are in vulnerable populations, disabilities (Autism), informatics, and mentoring. He was extremely instrumental on the development of the CCN DNP mentoring program. Dr. Perez was also inducted as a Fellow and Distinguished Scholar into the National Academies of Practice in 2014.