Yahaira is board certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned an Associates and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 1996 and 2003 respectively. She has enjoyed 25 fulfilling years at the bedside in various specialties including neurological intensive care, emergency department, and post anesthesia care unit. Yahaira was also the charge nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care at Brandon Regional Hospital. She then obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern College and holds a certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Yahaira is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council.