Rosann Porretto Clements, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a recent Family Nurse Practitioner graduate with more than 30 years of nursing experience. Rosann has nursing background in emergency, occupational health, intensive care, ambulatory care, and critical care, in flight nursing, dermatology and medical aesthetics. She is an accomplished bedside clinician with strong clinical skills in the ambulatory care arena. Rosann also obtains versatile knowledge of drugs and medical procedures in numerous specialties, and is a self-motivated, professional advanced practice nurse with a commitment in providing efficient, quality, evidenced based care. Rosann’s extensive experience and education includes:
- UTMB School of Nursing-Galveston, Texas-Master’s of Science in Nursing
- UTMB School of Nursing-Galveston, Texas-Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
- North Harris County College-Houston, Texas Associate of Applied Science-Nursing
- Galveston College-Galveston, Texas Associate of Elective studies/Pre B.S. in Nursing
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, certification
- APRN, Texas License with prescriptive authority
- Registered Nurse, Texas License
- Facial /Esthetician, Texas License
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Basic Cardiac Life Support
- Houston Area Nurse Practitioners (HANP)
- North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurses (NHMAPNS)
- Sigma Theta Tau International (SITI)
- UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association
- Nurse Ministry-Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Thoughts on Life
Personal thoughts shared by Rosann Porretto Clements, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
I was born in Galveston, Texas and that is where I grew up. As a child I was always fascinated with nature and the human body. Growing up on the beach allowed me to appreciate how fragile life is, and the beauty of nature and science in relationship to one another. My love for nature and the human body led to my decision to become a registered nurse.
Background: I was born in Galveston, Texas and that is where I grew up. As a child I was always fascinated with nature and the human body. Growing up on the beach allowed me to appreciate how fragile life is, and the beauty of nature and science in relationship to one another. My love for nature and the human body led to my decision to become a registered nurse. It was very important for me to obtain a nursing degree from The University of Texas School of Nursing located in Galveston, Texas. My nursing degree left me wanting to gain a higher level of knowledge and advance my profession. So I obtained my Advanced Nurse Practitioners license in primary care and wanted to work with a more focused skill set in the field of dermatology. I am also a licensed esthetician as well. I am passionate about dermatology and want to empower my patients to make informed decisions about their dermatological needs through comprehensive exams, thorough patient education, and individual consultations.
Dermatology is a challenging specialty that requires knowledge and skill, which is gained by experience. I can see patients across the life span and be part of a team approach that empowers patients to gain knowledge about their diagnosis so an individualized plan of care can lead to their success in managing their disease process. I know first hand how devastating a diagnosis of skin cancer can be, and the trials and tribulations of recovery. I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my nose several years ago and had to have Moh’s surgery. That’s right! Through all of my research Dr. Nguyen’s expertise in skin cancer, Moh’s surgery and skilled reconstruction made him my first choice. This personal experience lead to me becoming an advanced nurse practitioner for one of the top dermatology surgical care teams in the country.
I have a husband, daughter; and the rest of my immediate family still live in Galveston, Texas. I really treasure time spent with my family and friends. My favorite outdoor activities are golf, water-skiing, and jogging. I love traveling to different destinations around the globe. Volunteering as a parish nurse in a catholic community allows me to bring healthcare, education and wellness promotion programs to uninsured individuals. I’m involved in multiple nursing organizations to help advance the nursing profession.
Life is full of experiences. It’s up to you individually to grow from the experiences you encounter in your daily life. If you work hard success will follow.