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Jesus Hernandez , Ph.D

  • Assistant Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Jesus A. Hernandez is an Assistant Professor in the BSN Program  in the Presbyterian School of Nursing.  Before becoming an educator in 1983, he practiced nursing in various clinical pediatrics settings.  Jesus is a Family Nurse Practitioner and practices as a Neonatal Specialist with well newborns and at a free clinic with clients of all ages.  He has been active in the community as an advocate for diversity and healthcare access and quality for underserved populations.  Arriving as a refugee from Cuba to the US at age eight provided him with a direct understanding of trancultural nursing issues and needs of persons from different cultures and with limited English proficiency.  Jesus thrives in helping students to learn in a variety of courses in all of the tracks associated with the BSN program including Health Assessment, Fundamentals and Family Nursing clinical and Research and Evidence. He also teaches research for the RN-BSN track and the MSN program. He serves on the Academic Policy Committee and the IDEAL Council.


  • BSN; University of Florida
  • MSN; University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Post Masters Certificate in Primary Care  - Family Nurse Practitioner; University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D.  - Nursing; Duquesne University


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