Curriculum Vitae site:
Dr. Bautista earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Nursing Department at The University of Texas-Pan American. She is also the Director
of the Family Nurse Practictioner Program and President of the Valley Advanced Practice Nurse Association (VAPNA). She is specialized in osteoporosis and diabetes and has national certifications in both. Her current research mainly focuses on pediatric
obesity. Dr. Bautista received numerous awards and was named the nurse practitioner of the year by The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in January 2013.