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Darla Bannister, RN, MSN, ACNP


Darla Bannister, RN, MSN, ACNP graduated from University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with not only a Master’s of Science Degree but with Honors in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Program. She is board certified with the American College of Nurse Practitioners and has 30 years of medical experience with orthopedics as her focus. She has been affiliated with Dr. Marshall Baca for nearly 16 years and serves as his “first assist” in Surgery.

In her free time, Darla enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and is a worship leader and youth group sponsor.

“New Providers Expand Orthopedic Care at Artesia General Hospital”


  • 606 N. 13th St.
    Suite 100
    Artesia, NM 88210

  • 2411 Osborne Rd.
    Carlsbad, NM 88220