Mrs. Somensatto is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P.) who has been a part of the Beaches Dermatology family since 2009. Raised in Indiana, she graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in movement science.
In 2004, Mrs. Somensatto relocated to Jacksonville. Refocusing her attention on the field of nursing, she continued her education at Jacksonville University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as an R.N. for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where she was promoted to charge nurse in the Brain Injury Unit. With the goal of becoming an A.R.N.P., Mrs. Somensatto furthered her education at the University of North Florida. She became a member of the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and earned a Master of Science degree in nursing, graduating with honors.
She is certified nationally by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing. She is a member of the Jacksonville Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners.
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.