Tonya Hooper M.S.N., APRN, ACNP-BC, is an acute care nurse practitioner at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and licensed by the State of Texas to provide patient-centered care to patients spanning adolescence to geriatric populations. Her practice includes health promotion, disease prevention, and the diagnosis and management of common and complex health care issues.

Ms. Hooper’s nursing career began in 1999 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2001. Her extensive registered nurse background includes cardiac intensive care unit, medical/surgical, and level 1 trauma emergency room. 

In 2011, she graduated from Drexel University in Pennsylvania with her Master of Science in Nursing, where she received the designation of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Hooper’s background as an acute care nurse practitioner includes practice in internal medicine, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. She currently works in thoracic surgery.

Ms. Hooper possesses strong nursing, medical, and interpersonal skills. She believes in family centered care and encourages patients to be active participants in their own care. She builds trusting relationships and provides comprehensive patient assessment, evaluation, and education, ensuring that patients achieve the most optimal outcomes.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - St. Francis Xavier University
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Drexel University