Connie Heard, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | UTMB School of Nursing

Connie Heard

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Connie Heard, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | UTMB School of Nursing

Connie Heard

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Connie Heard

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Overview

Education

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) - University of Alabama
  • Master of Science Degree, Texas Woman's University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Texas Christian University 1993
  • Vocational Nursing Diploma Del Mar College 1981

Areas of Research, Teaching, Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

  • Advance Family Practice Nursing caring for vulnerable populations in the community setting
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Hospice Nursing

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Adult Health I
  • Community Health
  • Pharmacology

Graduate Courses:

  • Research and Theory
  • FNP I

Selected Accomplishments

  • 30+ years of nursing experience in hospital and community settings
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2002 with AANP
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Honor Society in 1991
  • Recipient of the Oliver Dewey Mayor Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence in Nursing 2012
  • Specialized training in breast and cervical cancer screening from MD Anderson