Nurse Practitioners

Connie A. Jongewaard, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC


An Iowa native, Connie Jongewaard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with Honors and Master of Science Degree in Community Health and Family Nursing from the University of Tennessee. Connie has functioned as a nurse practitioner since 1985, first in education and family practice, and since 1997 has focused on dermatology and aesthetic procedures. In an effort to remain up-to-date on the ultimate anti-aging skin rejuvenation and techniques, she attends multiple seminars and workshops.

Connie is affiliated with Sigma Theta Tau National Nurses’ Honor Society and the American Nurses Association. Connie is an appointed member of the Allergan Facial Aesthetics Bureau. In this capacity she is trained to inform health care professionals on the uses of the Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics product profile. She has two adult daughters, two stepsons and ten grandchildren. She enjoys her family, golf and traveling.

Connie has been employed as a Nurse Practitioner at PVPS since 2005. Her considerable experience has enabled her to develop a practice focusing on evaluation of the skin and providing non-invasive procedures for aesthetic rejuvenation. She practices at the Southside and Amelia Island clinics.

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Claudette Walker, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

claudette-walkerClaudette N. Walker is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). Through the University of North Florida (UNF), she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Master of Science in Nursing for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Florida Nurses Association (FNA), Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), Helping Hands for Lung Cancer, and Northeast Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (NEFLARNP).

Claudette believes that the holistic philosophy of advanced practice nursing involves assisting individuals in achieving an inner sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem which are the overall goals of the cosmetic health industry.

“The relationships I developed with the patients while working in the cosmetic health industry was my motivation to become a nurse practitioner. A person’s self-worth and esteem play an important role in one’s quality of life. As a provider I can assist in guiding those to achieve confidence so that they may walk about with their heads held high. I am honored to become a member of the Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery practice and look forward to contributing to their prestigious and renowned reputation.”

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Ashley Michaux, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

Ashley-Michaux-MSN-ARNP-FNP-BCOriginally from Overland Park, Kansas, Ashley Michaux moved to Florida to attend Florida State University and in 2006 she graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Immediately following graduation, Ashley and her husband moved to Jacksonville where she began her nursing career at Baptist Medical Center in the Emergency Room. The fast paced environment of the E.R. provided Ashley with years of valuable and diverse nursing experiences.

Ashley decided to further her career and explore the field of aesthetics by joining the nursing team at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in 2008. While working as Dr. Rumsey’s nurse in the operating room and clinic, she became motivated to continue her education. As a result, Ashley attended and graduated from Jacksonville University in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Under the guidance of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery’s talented surgeons and nurse practitioners, Ashley has developed her skills as a provider of aesthetic treatments. She regularly attends seminars and continuing education courses with a focus on aesthetic medicine and skincare to fine tune her skills and keep abreast of the latest research and treatment techniques.

As a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Ashley is excited and honored to continue her career at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. She is committed to providing the best care for her patients and strives to carry on the impeccable reputation that the physicians and staff of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery have created.

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