A native to Northeast Florida, Debbie Gloria APRN, was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, she remained in Gainesville and worked as a cardiac nurse at UF Health Shands. While working, Debbie completed her Master of Science in Nursing and a Minor in Gerontology from the University of Florida.

Debbie joined Beaches Dermatology in May 2020 and brings with her over 10 years of experience practicing as a dermatology nurse practitioner. In addition to general and surgical dermatology, Debbie is passionate about promoting skin health with the use of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals.

Debbie is board-certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. During her free time you can find Debbie enjoying the outdoors, traveling with her family, or learning new recipes.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a master's- or doctorate-degree-prepared Registered Nurse who is qualified to function independently. ARNPs have completed extensive additional education and training, and they have an expanded scope of practice over the traditional RN role. They practice in collaboration and consultation with physicians, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling in addition to clinical care. ARNPs may conduct physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests or procedures such as biopsies, and develop treatment plans including the prescription of medications.