Heather Tarno


Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

Licensure & Certifications
American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification, American Nurses Association
Florida Registered Nursing License
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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Heather Tarno, APRN, FNP-BC, is an advanced practice nurse with more than 12 years of experience, specializing in acute care. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree, from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Throughout her nursing career, Tarno has gained valuable experience through diverse clinical rotations. As a student, she completed rotations at Conviva Care Centers, Family Medical Centers and Emed Specialty Clinic, focusing on primary care in different settings. This experience allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of patient care across the lifespan.

Tarno’s previous role as a registered nurse at Flagler Hospital spanned a decade. During this time, she served as an emergency room staff nurse as well as a transitional unit charge nurse and clinical trainer, contributing to staff development and ensuring high-quality patient care. Additionally, Tarno worked as a medical-surgical staff nurse.

Proficient in various computer systems, including eClinicalWorks, Athena, Allscripts and Microsoft Office, she effectively manages patient records and utilizes technology in her practice.

Dedicated to the future of nursing, Tarno recently served as a clinical adjunct professor at Saint Johns River State College. In this role, she instructed undergraduate nursing students in acute care settings, including Baptist Health, Flagler Hospital and HCA facilities.

Tarno is certified by the American Nurses Association, holding her ANCC. She is a licensed Florida RN and possesses certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).