Meet the Team
Davina Soernssen DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP
Founder, APN, Dr. Davina Soernssen, holds more than 30 years of healthcare experience in various settings across her lifespan. She draws on a wide variety of clinical competencies including dermatology, aesthetics, healthcare management, performance improvement, audit, community health, pediatrics, education, and vascular access.
Prior to launching the Med Spa at Clinical Edge, while Director of the Center of Excellence in Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Innovation at Rutgers University, she earned full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the areas of Core and Teaching/Education in 2019.
While practicing in the area of dermatology, aesthetics and wellness at the Med Spa, Dr. Soernssen remains active in the development and instruction of continuing education courses at the Center for Education, Research and Innovation, School of Nursing-Rutgers University in Newark.
Dr. Soernssen is the 2018 recipient of a project grant from the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators for Innovation in Evidence-Based Practice designed to promote community/public health nursing education. Her work has been published in the areas infusion therapy, oncology and the assessment and utilization of best practice.
Stephen Nurkiewicz M.D.
Dr. Nurkiewicz graduated in 1986 from Jefferson Medical College, receiving the Hobart Hare MD Award for excellence in Internal Medicine. After completing his Family practice Residency at Abington Memorial Hospital he started his solo practice in Hammonton, NJ. There he developed one of the first Occupational Medicine programs in the region, chaired the Department of Family Practice/Pediatrics for Kessler Memorial Hospital, and served as school physician for several local school districts.
Dr. Nurkiewicz has affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University as a clinical preceptor for the Advanced Practice Nursing Program, Atlanticare Regional Hospital for Occupational Medicine and Family Practice, and Virtua Hospital. He is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA as well as a certified Medical Review Officer.
Leadership positions held by Dr. Nurkiewicz include Board Chair as well as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians in Trenton, NJ, and Government Affairs Committee Chairperson. He was featured on Healthline cable television, and participates in Speakers Bureau for companies such as the American Cancer Society, Pfizer, Boering-Ingelheim, Sanofi-Aventis, and Norvartis. He moderated an Expert Panel that published a Family Practice enduring CME publication on COPD, and helped develop a national COPD and Spirometry multimedia program.
Jennifer Jacobs, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BS
She joins the practice with 15 years of esthetics experience and 7 years of critical care nursing background. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016 and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 2022, both degrees awarded from Thomas Jefferson University. Jennifer is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer started her professional career by obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Finance from West Chester University.
The pull towards her true passion of medical skin care led her into the esthetics world, where she obtained her Pennsylvania Esthetician Licensure. Jennifer has worked for various Dermatologists on the Main Line as a medical esthetician and pursued nursing to further her career into dermatology and aesthetic medicine. As a Registered Nurse, Jennifer has worked in critical care on the Progressive Care and Intensive Care units for Virtua Hospital. She pursued her Master of Nursing and chose the FNP route to broaden her patient population with concentrations on preventative health and dermatology/aesthetic medicine.
Jennifer is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurses Association. She is currently working towards certification as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner.