Professor Kimberly Acevedo has worked in the medical field for 20-plus years. She started as a certified nurse assistant, became a registered nurse and worked her way to her current degree as a board-certified ARNP (adult nurse practitioner) and is an assistant professor for the nursing program at Southeastern University.
She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing (Adult) from Florida Southern College, also in Lakeland, Florida.
Prior to joining SEU’s community, Professor Acevedo served in a variety of positions, from hospital staff nurse to supervisor of outpatient surgery, with the most current position being as an ARNP at Osceola County Health Department, with focused primary care for patients 13 years and up; there, she worked in collaboration with four physicians. While working as an ARNP, she also served as the lead clinical and adjunct instructor for Polk State College, which she had participated in for over seven years.
Professor Acevedo has known the Lord as her personal savior since she was very young and searches His plan for her on a daily basis. She has been a member of First Baptist Church of Bartow since 2004 and has actively participated in youth development and currently helps with the college and career group. Her love and passion is helping, healing and loving those less fortunate than her. She has a passion for missions and has served on a mission trip to Guatemala and plans on returning as soon as she can.
Professor Acevedo has been married to her high school sweetheart, Freddie, for 29 years and has two daughters and one grandchild. Her husband is retired military, and together, they have moved over nine times, which has exposed them to diverse cultures and languages while learning to adjust as needed. She speaks English and is actively learning Spanish.
Professor Acevedo brings not only her expertise in patient care but also her love for educating others who desire to work in the nursing field. With heart-felt gratitude and excitement, she is looking forward to working with the students and staff at SEU.