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Kimberly L. Acevedo

Assistant Professor of Nursing klacevedo@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BSN from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
MSN from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Biography

Professor Kimberly Acevedo came to Southeastern University in 2014 and is the Clinical Coordinator, overseeing all clinical placements for students in the nursing program. She has worked in nursing for over 20 years. She began her career as a certified nurse assistant, became a registered nurse, and worked her way to her current degree Master of Nursing and board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (BC-ANP).  She holds the title of Assistant Professor for the nursing program at Southeastern University.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate (Ed.D.) in education here at SEU.

Prior to joining SEU’s community, Professor Acevedo served in a variety of positions, from hospital staff nurse to supervisor of outpatient surgery to hospital educator.  She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the health department and when able, volunteers within a free clinical to provide primary care to those less fortunate.  She was also employed in the role of a lead clinical and adjunct instructor for Polk State College, for over nine years.

Professor Acevedo has known the Lord as her personal Savior since she was very young and searches for His plan in her daily life. She currently is a member of United Community Church in Bartow. 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 32 years and has two daughters and one grandchild. Her husband is retired military, and together, they have moved over nine times, which has allowed them to embrace diverse cultures and languages.

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 looks forward to working with the nursing students, faculty, and staff at SEU.