DepartmentMedicine/Division of Cardiology
Angelei G. Mercado, MSN, CCRN, APRN, FNP-C
Professional Nurse Practitioner
Angelei Mercado specializes as a family nurse practitioner in Cardiology- Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Angei Completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Velez College of Nursing in Cebu City, Philippines (March, 1992) and subsequently earned a Master of Science degree at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (August, 2019); National board certified from American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a family nurse practitioner.
Her career began more than 27 years ago as Registered Nurse. Her passion is to help others that allowed her to advance her career and continue her education. Her previous work experience was at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas for 19 ½ years. Fifteen of those years, she worked & trained as a critical nurse in the Transplant, Cardiothoracic and Cardiology Intensive Care Unit then she became a Nurse Manager for 2 years. Transplant ICU became the first unit to receive an award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for The Beacon Award for Excellence that employ evidence-based practice for improved patient and family outcomes. She has experienced as a member of the Bedside Shift Report task force to first implement such initiative, as a pilot study for the whole University Health System. In 2015, she received certificate from the Institute for Leaders for the successful completion for her training as nurse manager for the Management Development Academy. In addition Ms. Mercado enrolled at Capella University on Masters in Leadership and Management to enhance her skills being a nurse manager. She successfully created the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) flowsheet in sunrise. She is also certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) from American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the past 15 years. She has first hand knowledge in working on initiatives focusing on improving clinical outcomes and improving patient and staff satisfaction. From 2017 to 2020, she worked as a Transplant Nurse Navigator while at the same time had actively pursued her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner program. It had been a very long and demanding process due to working fulltime and completing the program, but she knew all the sacrifice was well worth it.
She is excited and looks forward to starting out this journey as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at the UT Health San Antonio. Her motto is bringing a positive impact on patients’ lives and by having the privilege of working with a group of professionals with tremendous medical experience.