Tesa A. Spell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Education:

  • Doctorate of Nursing                              Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Masters Degree in Nursing                   McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing                University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Associates Degree of Nursing              Lamar State College, Orange, TX
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse                   Lamar State College, Orange, TX

Certifications:

Board Certified, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
SCRN (Stroke) Certified, American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
ACLS, American Heart Association
BLS, American Heart Association

Training:

With over 10 years of hospital experience, Tesa has always enjoyed working in Cardiology.  She started as a LVN working in a set up down intensive care unit in Beaumont, TX.  After becoming a Registered Nurse, she transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to care for critically ill patients.  After extensive training, she managed continuous renal replacement therapy patients, hypothermia (after cardiac arrest) induced patients, then transferred to the Cardiovascular ICU to care for post-operative Cardiovascular patients after open heart surgery and peripheral vascular surgery.  When her family moved to Waco, in 2013, Tesa transferred to Ascension Providence Health Center to work in the ICU where she continued to care for cardiac patients while completing her nursing education.

Affiliations:

Ascension Providence Health Center, Waco, TX
Baylor Scott & White Health Center-Hillcrest, Waco, TX
Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, TX
Encompass Health (privileges pending)

Interest:

Tesa is happily married with four children and active with her children in school, sports, and exercise.  She attends CrossFit regularly and enjoys attending her children’s sporting events.  She is a member of the Central Texas Nurse Practitioners organization, as well as the American College of Cardiology.


Charles A. Shoultz, III, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Rodney A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.C.
William R. Pitts, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Donald S. (Buck) Cross, M.D., F.A.C.C. • Andrew K. Day, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Sherwin F. Attai, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Shawn J. Skeen, M.D. F.A.C.C.   •   Harvey R. Chen, M.D. F.A.C.C.
Adam M. Falcone, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Brian C. Barnett, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Timothy N. Ball, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Clay M. Barbin, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Diplomates, American Board of Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology