Dr. Sandy Tovar, DNP
Dr. Sandy Tovar, DNP, ARPN, PPCNP-BC, AE-C is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Asthma Educator at the Allergy & Asthma Center in McAllen, Texas. Dr. Tovar earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, formerly Corpus Christi State University, in 1988, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2017. Dr. Tovar is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing.
Dr. Tovar’s involvement in health policy began while she was an undergraduate nursing student, volunteering with her state representative at the capitol. During her professional career, she has held leadership positions representing nursing on numerous local, state and national committees. She is actively involved in legislative issues and health policy. Currently, she is the chair of Texas Nurses Association’s (TNA’s) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) committee and serves on TNA’s Policy Council.
Dr. Tovar shares her clinical knowledge about allergic conditions and asthma by lecturing to professional organizations, providers, educators, school nurses, students and parents. She an active member in her community serving on Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance Asthma Management Committee.
In 2017, she was awarded The Community Health and Service Award by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing