Salma Hernandez

Title/Position: Lecturer


Salma Hernandez, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, is a Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she teaches in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and graduate simulation lab. She also serves as Clinical Education Coordinator for the international trauma training program of the William Lehman Injury Research Center/Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Hernandez facilitates training and education for US Department of Defense and Department of State personnel. She holds a BSN and MSN from Barry University, and is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of professional clinical experience. She currently practices in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Salma Hernandez, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC

BSN, Nursing, Barry University, 2002
MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2005
DNPc, University of Miami, 2014

Certifications/ Licensures
American Nurse’s Credentialing Center Board Certification, November 2006 – Present
ARNP, Florida Board of Nursing
TNCC, Emergency Nurses Association
ACLS, American Heart Association
BLS, American Heart Association
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse

Clinical Specialties
Surgical Critical Care and Trauma

Primary Teaching Areas
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Acute Care Concepts I, II, III
Clinical Pharmacology
Graduate Simulation Lab

Research and Academic Interests
Telemedicine and Tele-education
Critical Care

Presentations (selected)
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH): Tele-Training for Civilian Interprofessional Healthcare Teams in a Deployed Setting. San Francisco, CA, January 2014

Military Health System Research Symposium-MHSRS: Teleconsultation and Medical Support to US Government International Medical Facilities. Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 2013

International College of Surgeons: A Trauma Training Program for Countries with Developing Trauma Systems. Jacksonville, FL, June 2013

Society of Critical Care Medicine: Critical Care Congress: Limitations of Prealbumin as a Marker of the Adequacy of Nutritional Support in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Houston, TX, February 2012

South Florida Nursing Consortium: Innovative Management Techniques, the Financial and Safety Challenge of Quality Patient Care. Miami, FL, October 2010

South Florida Nursing Consortium Acute Care Nurse Practitioners: The Intensivist Model.
Miami Beach, FL, October 2010

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute: Development of a Palliative Care Team, Providing an Ethical Death, Washington, DC, May, 2010

Taipei College of Nursing, Nutrition in the Critically Ill Patient, The Role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Surviving Sepsis, and Care of the Trauma Patient, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2009

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute: Crisis of Multiresistant Bacteria and Making the Right Decision, New Orleans, May, 2009

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: Percutaneous Tracheostomy: An Interactive Workshop, Washington, DC, June, 2008

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2010

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