Maria is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). Maria has been working in the healthcare field since 2003 in many different roles. She has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health from the University of North Florida and worked as a case manager for a local nonprofit organization for 5 years. She returned to school in 2007 to Jacksonville University to achieve her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and in 2018, received her Masters of Science in Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner. She has 9 years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center and received her certification as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse. During her clinical experience with Dr. Wallace, she recognized that the field of aesthetic medicine was ultimately where she wanted to work as an ARNP.
When Maria is not working, she spends time with her husband, family, including her nieces and nephew. She loves photography, yoga, sunrises, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Maria is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Northeast Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Care Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International.