Dr. Connie-Marie Lapadat, RN, OBSCE, MSN-FNP

Professional Experience

  • ARNP Internal medicine/family practice/Primary Care/Urgent Care – Sarasota County, FL (December 2017 to Present)
  • Nurse Practitioner Independent Patient Panel Primary and Urgent Care – San Diego, CA (October 2010 to 2017)
  • Nurse Practitioner Family Practice/Urgent Care – San Diego, CA 2010 to 2017
  • Assistant Professor and MSN/FNP, Asuza Pacific University (APU) – San Diego, CA (November 2010 to September 2014)
  • Independent Consultant/Outpost Nurse Nunavut and NWT (November 2004 to 2013)
  • Team Leader Haiti Mobile Clinics- Haiti (August 2012 to August 2012)
  • Rural Acute Nursing Program Instructor FNP (June 2008 to 2010)


About Dr. Lapadat

Dr Connie-Marie Lapadat has practiced as a licensed ARNP for 13 years and graduated with an MD/MBSS degree and Diploma in International Medicine in 2017 with Summa Cum Laude standing from the University of Science and Technology where she also received the National Honor Award from the Presidential Office. She is faculty at the University of Northern BC where she teaches pediatrics, women’s and adult health in the MSN-FNP on-line program for the last 12 years. Her love of medicine has taken her to the Arctic Circle, rural villages in Africa, Mexico, Haiti and Panama to work as a medical practitioner and consultant where she set up HIV and child health projects and clinics.  She holds certificates in tropical medicine; palliative care; primary health care in developing countries; obstetrical nursing; ophthalmology; and HIV; obtained in London, Zambia, United States and Canada. Connie-Marie is interested in legalities of practice and she works with the College of Registered Nursing in Canada as the Chief Examiner for the OSCE NP licensure exam. She has published research in the areas of: refugee health care; international and rural health care; women`s health; mobile medical clinics for the homeless; cultural barriers; and is a medical reviewer/editor for journals and editor of practice textbooks.  Dr Lapadat set up the first nurse practitioner led clinic (The New Canadian Clinic) for refugees in Burnaby, Canada.

In her spare time Connie-Marie has competed internationally in Latin Dance competitions; holds a motorcycle license and Zumba instructor certificate. At the age of 18, she decided to commit herself to living an exceptional life of serving and helping the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, especially in places devoid of adequate primary health facilities. Her practice passions include: rheumatology, neuroscience, women’s health, tropical medicine, psychiatry, forensics and general practice. She looks forward to when she can again lead a medical mission abroad and her dream would be to be in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”


License and Certification

  • Ophthalmology certificate in Basic and Tropical Ophthalmology from Mwami Eye Clinic (1999)
  • Specialty Certificate in Obstetrics as well as Labor and Delivery from Institute of Technology – Vancouver, BC 1996
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Certificate in Tropical Medicine Seneca College School – Toronto, OH 1995


Awards and Achievements

  • Deans Award
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Honor Roll
  • President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Student
  • Leadership Course Award from the American Medical Student Association
  • Xi Eta Nursing Honor Student
  • Guest speaker UBC Alumni School of Nursing 85 the Anniversary Gala
  • Florence Musgrave Nursing Scholarship
  • BC History of Nursing Scholarship
  • BCNU Nursing Scholarship
  • UBC Nursing Scholarship
  • CIHR: Gender and Health Award
  • Second Year Leadership Award
  • Beth McCann Nursing Scholarship
  • Nursing Student Council Health Sciences Representative



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Community and Adult Health, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC (1987 to 1991)
  • MSN in FNP University of British – Vancouver, BC (May 2003)
  • Diploma in International Medicine in Medicine USAT – Dallas, TX (2015 to 2017)
  • MD/MBBS Degree, University of Science and Technology – Dallas, TX (December 2017 to Present)