Vanessa Garza, CPNP
I was born in Brownsville, Texas, and I have lived here all my life. I graduated from Hanna High School in 2007, and I attended University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College as part of their Associate Degree Nursing program.
It was through this program that I realized I wanted to help children. I learned so much from my pediatric rotation, and I took my first Registered Nurse position at Valley Regional in the pediatric unit in 2009.
My focus continued to be with pediatrics as I worked as a bedside nurse for 6 years, and my love for pediatrics only grew. During this time, I got my bachelors degree, and I realized I wanted to learn more in order to better serve my pediatric patients. I graduated with a Master’s degree from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas at El Paso, and I have worked as a PNP since 2017 at Brownsville Kiddie Health Center.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to connect with the patients and their families, and I am proud to be a member of a clinic that diligently serves this community.