Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Ashley Rivera, RN, MSN, CDE

Florida Atlantic University
PhD Student

My name is Ashley Rivera RN, MSN, CDE. Not known for being a wall-flower, I believe in the power of a positive attitude and a smile. I keep centered through my loving husband, my three rambunctious children and being outdoors in my organic garden. My practice experience includes Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Liver Transplant, Medical Surgical, High Risk Pregnancy, Diabetic Education and Telemetry. I started my health care journey as an EMT, but came to love nursing for the continuation of care aspects. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient at different stages of my nursing journey. Currently I am Adjunct Faculty for Nova Southeastern University, practice clinically in Telemetry, and works as a research assistant. I entered the PhD program in August of 2015 and received a Jonas Scholarship in 2016. My primary research interests are family-centered and palliative care in the chronically ill pediatric population. I also hold a strong love for community health and entry-level nursing education.