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Virginia Pesata
Courtesy Research Scholar
Center for Arts in Medicine/Courtesy Research Scholar

Virginia (Ginger) Pesata, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FNAP

Dr. Pesata is a nurse educator, nurse practitioner and researcher.  She has worked in several settings in home health, community hospitals, academic medical centers, and universities as a pediatric and family nurse practitioner, and in roles in nursing administration, research and higher education. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from George Washington University and two Master of Nursing degrees as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Her certifications include Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified and Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is an Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor at South University and a Research Scholar at the University of Florida, Center for Arts in Medicine. Her research studies and publications are related to nursing and healthcare leadership, administration, HIV, health literacy, global health, the use of the arts in health communication, and the integration of the arts in hospital settings.  She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice Nursing Academy and recently received the Faculty Research Award from South University.

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