Edna Aurelus

Job role: 
Assistant Professor
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Edna Aurelus was born and raised in Haiti. She is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She immigrated to Staten Island, NY in 1996 where she attended Port Richmond High School (PRHS). She graduated from PRHS in the spring of 1999. She completed an Associate Degree in Applied Science from SUNY Morrisville in the spring of 2001. She went on to complete her bachelors of science in nursing from New York Institute of Technology in the spring of 2005. She completed her Masters of Science in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Wagner College in the fall of 2008. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Aurelus completed her Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice at Arizona State University. In the spring of 2018, she completed a Post-Doctorate Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Aurelus is dually board certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Aurelus is a former Port Richmond High School Faculty Fellow for the Health and Wellness pillar. A position that she held with pride, because she was able to give back to the community that welcomed her upon immigrating to the USA decades ago. Dr. Aurelus is involved in community services not only locally, but globally. Every Spring break she takes nurse practitioner students abroad to provide health care to communities that lack access to healthcare.

Regions of interest: 
Central America and the Caribbean
Children and adolescents
Minority populations
United States of America

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