Clinical Instructor in Nursing

Department: Acute & Specialty Care

Office: CMNEB 2028
Phone: (434) 924-5049
(434) 924-1018
Email: dmm2k@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 982-4056

David Mercer earned his RN to BSN degree from UVA in 1997 and his MSN with an Acute Care NP focus from UVA in 2006 and is currently pursuing his DNP at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He is a board certified ACNP and Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse as well as a Foot and Nail Care certified nurse. He currently serves as an APRN II for the Colorectal Division of the Department of Surgery at UVA Medical Center and a clinical instructor for CNL students at UVA School of Nursing.

Research Focus

To evaluate wound care management outcomes and clinical indications for tissue adhesives.

Clinical Focus

Promoting skin integrity and wound healing among acute and chronically ill patients.

Teaching Focus

David is dedicated to promoting quality and excellence in nursing practice and nursing education. He is an active member of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and has been a long standing champion to reduce pressure ulcers for the UVA Medical Center’s Professional Nursing Staff Organization. He serves as a frequent presenter and consultant for wound management throughout the state of Virginia and beyond.



Barclay, M., & Mercer, D. (2010). Enterostomal Therapy .In S.J. Bickston (Ed). Handbook of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
  • Foot and Nail Care Nurse