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Charisse Velarde, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Interventional Cardiology

Advanced practice provider Charisse Velarde is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) with advanced practice experience in cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and acute care. She is certified in basic cardiac life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. After finishing her underg...

Advanced practice provider Charisse Velarde is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) with advanced practice experience in cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and acute care. She is certified in basic cardiac life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support.

After finishing her undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, Charisse earned a master’s in nursing with a specialization in adult/gerontology acute care at Walden University in Minneapolis. She also completed practicum training at St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital.

Charisse’s clinical interests include cardiovascular and cardiothoracic conditions, management of advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist devices and mechanical circulatory support (LVAD, balloon pump and Impella heart support), as well as heart transplants.

Before becoming an advanced practice provider, Charisse was a registered nurse in the areas of critical care, post-anesthesia care and telemetry. Early in her nursing career she realized that she wanted to provide care on a different level, not primarily to provide and manage care, but to educate and enlighten patients about their health.

Being an advanced care provider, for Charisse, is the most fulfilling job possible. She wants her patients to know they are loved, heard and cared about, and for them to feel that she makes a difference in their lives.

Charisse is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and American Nurses Association.

A resident of Spring, she spends most of her spare time with her husband and three wonderful children. One of the family’s favorite activities is eating and hanging out in their favorite restaurants. She also enjoys interior decorating their home.

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