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Merissa Ferraro, NP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Dermatology

Education

12/2012 | Master of Science in Nursing | Saint Catherine University | St. Paul, MN

12/2007 | Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Minnesota State University | Mankato, MN

Experience

1/2019 - 1/2022 | Telemedicine NP | Curology Medical Group / Agency | San Diego, CA

● Provider: Assessed and diagnosed skin conditions via store-and-forward photographs

and telephone consultations for both Curology and sister brand, Agency. Prescribed

individualized treatment plans and follow up care for patients with acne, rosacea,

melasma, dermatoheliosis, and pigment disorders.

● Special Projects: Directly assisted in the successful launch of a new brand; completed

timely scientific literature reviews; consulted for the medical director and operational

teams, collaborated cross-functionally to improve clinical outcomes, workflow and

ensure patient safety through protocol and policy development. Created comprehensive

asynchronous and synchronous training materials and educational resources for over 120

medical providers.

12/2015 - 12/2018 | Dermatology NP | Mayo Clinic Health System | Mankato, MN

● Outpatient clinic. Evaluated, diagnosed and treated skin, hair & nail conditions; routinely

performed skin cancer screenings, mole mapping photography, and various surgical skin

procedures (ie., biopsies, elliptical excisions, photodynamic/phototherapy & cryotherapy)

● Ordered and interpreted laboratory/diagnostic tests appropriately; consulted with

dermatologists and specialists when necessary.

● Implemented and established new cosmetic services (injectables, lasers), increasing

department revenue; developed cosmetic protocols.

7/2013 - 11/2015 | Aesthetic NP — Lead Injector | Ideal Image Medical Spa | Edina, MN

● Confidently performed cosmetic consultations and procedures: injections (neurotoxins,

dermal fillers, Kybella), laser hair removal, cryolipolysis and skin tightening procedures

● Promoted to a leadership position due to excellent technical and educational skills;

trained medical staff on all services provided

● Built up a large clientele; personally ranked #1 (out of 44 centers nationwide) for total

number of injection services performed (Q2 2014), consistently ranked “top 10” in the

midwest region

3/2008 - 7/2013 | Registered Nurse | University of Minnesota Medical Center

● Provided direct patient care on a fast-paced medical-surgical/telemetry unit, commonly

treating multi-organ failure, psychiatric patients with acute physical illness, chemical

withdrawal/overdose and post-surgical cardiac monitoring

● Promoted to unit Charge Nurse (2009); coordinated and prioritized nurse staffing

assignments over 12 hours shifts; effectively communicated with multiple hospital

disciplines to maintain delivery of safe patient care and reduce length of stays

● Volunteered as the unit’s Magnet Advocate, attending weekly meetings to assist in the

rigorous application process for hospital Magnet Designation

Certification

4/2013 - Present | Board Certified Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner #2013001174

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensure

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License / NP with Prescriptive Authority

○ Arizona Board of Nursing #AP11714 8/21/2018 Exp: 4/1/2022

○ California Board of Nursing #95009991 7/9/2018 Exp: 8/31/2023

○ Colorado Board of Nursing #0993887-NP 5/8/2018 Exp: 9/30/2022

○ Idaho, Board of Nursing #65040 7/27/2020 Exp: 8/31/2023

○ Kansas Board of Nursing #53-80242-071 6/01/2021 Exp: 7/31/2023

○ Louisiana Board of Nursing #214513 - #0458637 7/14/2020 Exp: 1/21/2023

○ Minnesota Board of Nursing #3510 4/26/2013 Exp: 7/31/2023

○ Nebraska Board of Nursing #90114 1/27/2019 Exp: 10/31/2022

○ Pennsylvania Board of Nursing #SP021775 4/2/2020 Exp: 4/30/2022

○ Tennessee Board of Nursing #24314 5/3/2018 Exp: 7/31/2023

○ Virginia Board of Nursing #24176150 5/30/2018 Exp: 7/31/2023

○ West Virginia Board of Nursing #106833 7/23/2020 Exp: 6/30/2023

○ Wisconsin Board of Nursing Application pending

○ New Jersey Board of Nursing Application pending

○ New York Board of Nursing Application pending

Registered Nurse

○ Minnesota Board of Nursing #183384-9 2/15/2008 Exp: 7/31/2021

○ RN licenses active for all states above, available upon request

DEA License

○ MF Active since 9/2015 | Expires 9/30/2024 | California

Cosmetic Dermatology Training

○ Allergan® Juvederm Volbella Injections | EPIC Training, Edina MN | May 2016

○ Allergan® Juvederm Voluma | Ideal Image Headquarters, Tampa, FL | Mar 2015

○ Coolsculpt®, Zeltiq Training | Coolsculpt University, Pleasantville, CA | Mar 2015

○ Allergan® Juvederm Ultra/Botox Injection | EPIC Training, Edina, MN | Mar 2014

○ Medicis-Galderma Cosmetic Medical Training | Dysport/Filler | Edina, MN | Mar 2014

Memberships

○ Dermatology Nurses Association | 2018 - Present

○ Minnesota Nurse Practitioner Association | 2014 - Present

○ Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Alumna | 2004 - Present

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