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Clinical Instructor

Dr. Oji RN, DNP, FNP-BC earned her Masters Degree at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and her doctorate from Duke University, North Carolina. She currently is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She applies her extensive simulation education background in the classroom to teach excellent and precise hands-on skills. Her passion is helping advanced practitioners and students build confidence in learning procedures and clinical skills. She is a follower of Christ and her world view is based on biblical principles.

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Ofonime Bleess DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters’ Certificate in Emergency Medicine/Trauma and DNP from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. She currently works at TeamHealth as an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Over the past two years, she has assisted Dr. Oji with skills lab bringing her excellent skills and procedures knowledge. She has worked as a clinical faculty in a Nursing School in Houston and is member of the American Nurses’ Association.

Clinical Instructor

Mrs. Malak Juarez MSN, RN, FNP-BC is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters’ Certificate in Emergency Medicine/Trauma from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. She worked as a faculty/instructor at Baylor College of Medicine Family & Community Health. She currently works at TeamHealth as an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She is a strong healthcare services professional and enjoys teaching advanced diagnostics and skills to advanced practice students and providers. In her free time, she enjoys family time, watching sports and traveling.

Clinical Instructor

Ms. Micralyn Wiechman RN, FNP-C, ENP is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters’ Certificate in Emergency Medicine/Trauma from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. She currently works at an Urgent Care in Georgia. Over the past two years, she has assisted Dr. Oji with skills lab and has thoroughly enjoyed it. She believes an eagerness to learn and to be present are some of the best qualities a student and teacher can share. Outside of teaching, she enjoys traveling, trivia, movies and reading.

Clinical Instructor

Mr. Jeremy Vu MSN, RN, FNP-C, ENP is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters’ Certificate in Emergency Medicine/Trauma from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. He currently works at TeamHealth as an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner. He enjoys teaching and loves to see his students excel in their field. Aside from his nursing life he is a foodie that enjoys traveling, biking, and learning.

Clinical Instructor

Mr. Francisco Ayala, MSN, RN, FNP- C is a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. He currently practices family medicine in a private practice clinic in Houston, TX where he performs numerous hands on procedures. He has excellent knowledge in primary care skills and serves as a clinical instructor in the procedures workshop of a graduate nursing program in Houston TX. His passion is teaching psychomotor skills in academia and improving student’s clinical knowledge base.

Clinical Instructor

Kenneth Howard is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center with Emergency training and experience. He currently works as an emergency nurse practitioner and frequently performs advanced practice skills. He has extensive experience with hands-on skills and enjoys working with patients and teaching student’s diagnostic skills.

Clinical Instructor

Mrs. Amanda Fernando, MSN, RN, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post Masters’ Certificate in Emergency Medicine/Trauma from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department where she frequently performs advanced practice skills. She enjoys empowering other providers grow in knowledge and confidence in their skills. In her free time, she enjoys attending medical mission trips, National Park hopping, collecting plants, and spending quality time with her family.

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