Virginia Pesata DNP, ARNP, NEA-BC, FNP-BC, FNAP is a nurse educator, nurse practitioner and researcher. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from George Washington University and is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Current certifications include Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified and Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified. Her current positions are Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor at South University and Research Scholar at the University of Florida. Previous positions include pediatric and family nurse practitioner and nursing administration in community hospitals, academic medical centers, and universities. Her publications focus on nursing and healthcare leadership, and health literacy.