The UTHealth Division of Critical Care Medicine has established an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) program that supports and provides intensive care to our critically ill patients. Our 7 Acute-Care Nurse Practitioners (NP) and 2 Certified Physician Assistants (PA) comprise a dynamic APP team that functions under the leadership of its medical director, Khalid Almoosa, MD.  The APP team provides round the clock care to our heart and abdominal transplant programs and our cardiovascular medicine and surgery services with their presence in several intensive care units and acute care wards. These APPs perform all the duties of their physician counterparts, including patient evaluation and management, procedures, case presentations, communication and coordination of care among teams, admissions and discharges, billing, and education and training. With a wide range of medical backgrounds and knowledge, we have brought together a unique and strong group of APPs from not just the state of Texas, but across the US. In addition, our APPs provide preceptorship and mentorship to NP students from various other universities, including the University of Texas and Texas Women’s University in an effort to promote and educate tomorrow’s APPs. Locally, our APPs have been proactive in providing education and training to our nursing staff and physician trainees.

 


Yewande Adesanya, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Education:
BS in Nursing- Texas Woman’s University
MS in Nursing-Texas Woman’s University

Certifications:
Critical Care Registered Nurse
ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


Kim Nguyen, MPAS, PA-C

Education:
BS in Nutritional Sciences- The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Master of Physician Assistant Studies- The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Certifications:
Texas Physician Assistant Board
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


Mark Everitt, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Education:
BSN-University Of Texas Galveston
MSN-University Of Texas Houston

Certifications:
ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


Beth Mathis, PA-C, MPAS

Education:
BS in Biomedical Science – Texas A&M University
BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences – University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Master of Physician Assistant Studies – University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions

Certifications:
Texas Physician Assistant Board
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


Vanessa Marin, PA-C

Education:
BS in Nutritional Sciences- The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Master of Physician Assistant Studies- University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Certifications:
Texas Physician Assistant Board
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


Kimberly Zilske, RN, BA, MSN, ACNP-BC

Education:
BA in Liberal Arts-Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
BSN-Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Minor in Biology- Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
MSN-University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Certifications:
ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


Natalie White, BSN, RN, CCRN

Education:
BSN-UT Arlington, Arlington, TX
MSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX

Certifications:
ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


Julie McClung, MSN, RN

Education:
BSN-Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
MSN-The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Certifications:
ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified


Allison Harse, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC

Education:
BA in Psychology/minor in English, Sam Houston State  University, Huntsville, TX
BSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX
MSN-Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX

Certifications:
ANCC-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified