• Mercy Flynn 

    Mercy Flynn, Keynote Speaker

     

    Mercedita (Mercy) Flynn was born and raised in Zambales the Island of Luzon, in the Republic of the Philippines. She lived in this island nation for 21 yrs. She became a U.S. Citizen and moved to the Island of Guam. She lived in Guam for 3 years. 

    She settled in Beeville, Texas and soon entered to Bee County College License Vocational Nurse program and graduated 1992. She then worked as an LVN at the Bee County Regional Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit, working 12 hours shifts five days a week. Simultaneously, she attended New York Regents College on line, culminating in an Associate Applied Science in Nursing and achieve her license as a Registered Nurse. She became a Shift Coordinator and continued to work as charge nurse in the Emergency Room. In 2001, she decided to come back to Coastal Bend College to share her knowledge and experience as Nursing Coordinator/Instructor in the LVN program. She continued to work in the ER and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & M-Corpus Christi. She became the Director of Nursing in Medical Surgical Floor and Director of Emergency Room. 

    Not satisfied, she again returned to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and attained her Masters of Science in Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner-C license soon after. She never stops learning; she continues to accumulate her knowledge on Sexual Assault Forensic Examin, Death Investigation and Photography, and Dermatology. 

    Currently, she is employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Reliant Rehabilitation in a local Nursing Home in Beeville, Christus Spohn Emergency Room, Twin Fountain Walk-In Clinic and Contract Provider for the Bee County Jail. 

    She is the President and sole stockholder of Coastal Bend Urgent Care Inc. and is currently planning the opening of her first clinic, the culmination of a life-long dream.  She loves Beeville and the people she serves and looks forward to serving the medical needs of Bee County and surrounding Counties.  She has two children, Jackie, Derrick and grandchild, Ayden. 

    She is a member of International Association of Forensic Nurses, Association of Texas Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Dermatologists. She is a preceptor for LVN and RN nursing students and Advance Nurse Practitioner trainer for various University NP programs.