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Dr. Margarita C. Trevino

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[Trevino, Dr. Margarita C.]
  • Associate Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Director, Certificate Program in Latin America (Public Health)
  • Faculty-of-Record, N4465, AO Care of Vulnerable Populations, RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
  • Faculty-of-Record, Community Health Nursing, N 4462, OC Program
  • Faculty-of-Record, N 5302 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Graduate Program
  • Faculty-of-Record, N 5329 Role of the Nurse Educator, Graduate Program

Biography

Name:  Margarita C. Trevino, PhD, RN, CHN

Current Position

Associate Clinical Professor

Director, Certificate Program in Latin America, Public Health

Lead Faculty, NURS 4465-RN-BSN & RN-MSN Care of Vulnerable Populations  Across the Lifespan, on-line Program

Lead Faculty, Curriculum Design in Nursing Education, N 5302,   Graduate Program

Lead Faculty, Role of the Nurse Educator, N 5329, Graduate Program

Course Developer, Curriculum Design and The Role of the Nurse Educator, Graduate Program in MSN Education

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Box 19407

Office: 616

Arlington, Texas 76019

trevinom@uta.edu

T (817) 995-0077 -Direct

Faculty Profile: https://www.uta.edu/profiles/margarita-trevino

Licenses/Certifications:

Type                               Agency                                              Expiration Date

Registered Nurse            Texas Board of Nursing                    September 2017

Registered Nurse             State of Florida Dept. of Health        July 2018

Registered Nurse             Minnesota Board of Nursing             December 2017

Professional Preparation

    • 1981 Doctor of Philosophy in Administration, Planning and Policy, and Urban AffairsUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1975 Master of Science in Community Health NursingTexas Woman's University
    • 1966 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Psychology and Sociology),  Texas Woman's University

Appointments

    • June 2013 to Jan 2016 Director, Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Mar 2013 to Present Director, Certificate Program in Latin America, Public Health
      University of Texas at Arlington   UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Sept 2011 to Present The National League for Nursing
  • Member
    • Sept 1972 to Present Sigma Theta Tu International Nursing Honor Society
    • May 1966 to Present Alpha Chi Honorary Society College Honorary Society
    • May 1966 to Present Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary Society National Health Education Honorary

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  1988 The Dr. I. Murillo-Rhodes Award for Excellence in Education sponsored by The National Association of Hispanic Nurses
      Description:

      In recognition of innovative strategies in international nursing and social work education in critical care and public health

    • Apr  1980 Outstanding Health Worker of the Year sponsored by The U.S.-Mexico Public Health Association, Washington, DC
      Description:

      In recognition of bi-national faculty and student exchange program between Baylor University (Dallas-Waco, Texas) and the Automous University of Nuevo Leon Mexico, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

    • May  1979 Honoree. The Baylor University Appreciation Luncheon for Creativity or Scholarship sponsored by Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • May  1978 Honoree. The Baylor University Appreciation Luncheon for Creativity or Scholarship sponsored by Baylor University. Waco, Texas
    • Nov  1977 Presidential Award sponsored by The Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
    • May  1975 Faculty Member of the Year Award sponsored by Baylor University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas
    • May  1966 Most Outstanding Senior, Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing sponsored by Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing, Denton-Houston, Texas
      Description:

      Recognition for scholarship, leadership, and service

    • May  1966 The Methodist Hospital Scholarship sponsored by The Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    • May  1965 The Fondren Award. The Most Outstanding Contribution to the University sponsored by Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Houston, TX
    • May  1965 The Methodist Hospital Scholarship sponsored by The Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    • May  1964 The Good Samaritan Scholarship sponsored by Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Houston, TX
    • May  1963 The Good Samaritan Scholarship sponsored by Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Houston, Texas
    • May  1962 The Mary-Gibbs-Jones Board of Regeants Scholarship sponsored by Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Other Activities

    • Uncategorized
      • June 2014 Interviewed by Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, Nursing Notes Article

        Topic: “Cultural Competency in Nursing.”  Distribution reaches more than 70,000 nurses throughout the United States.  

      • Professional Presentations
        • Apr 2013 Introduction of UT Arlington College of Nursing Certificate in Public Health in Latin America

          Presented overview of the Certificate in Public Health to the general public, university student groups, and university administrators and faculties in Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia

        • Academic Experience
          • Jan 2013 Developed the Certificate in Public Health in Latin America Program in collaboration with the Whitney International University System and the UTA College of Nursing.

            The Certificate Program consists of four modules: Health Promotion, Care of the Older Adult, Care of Vulnerable Populations, and Public Health Research in Latin America and the Caribbean.  This program is being offered through Red Ilunmo, a consortium of nine Latin American Universities.

          • Aug 2013 Comparative Analytical Reviews of Selected Latin American Nursing Education and US Nursing Education Programs

            Conducted detailed comparative analytical reviews of the Whitney International University System nursing programs in Chile and Colombia, South America and the UT Arlington College of Nursing and local ADN nursing programs. 

          • Promotional Tour of Certificate in Public Health in Latin America
            • Apr 2013 Media Contacts

              Held various radio, TV, and newspaper interviews in Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia explaining

              the nature of the UT Arlington College of Nursing's new Certificate Program in Public Health to be

              introduced to the Latin American marketplace in May, 2013

            • International Faculty Training
              • May 2013 Training of International Faculty Members of the Whitney International University System-Certificate in Public Health Program

                Conducted faculty training session via Skype for international faculty appointed to teach the Certificate in Public Health Program.  The training focused on successful teaching methodologies.

              • Consulting Activities
                • Apr 2012 Co-Investigator with Dr. Donelle M. Barnes in research study, "Mexican Immigrants'and Mexican Americans' Perception of Hypertension."

                  Hypertensive patients are being interviewed to describe their perceptions of hypertension as a public health problem.  The interview is personalized for application at the individual level.

                • Consulting Activities
                  • Sept 1975 Consultant

                    Have served as a consultant to various organizations throughout my professional career including the following: Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic (Dallas); The Dallas County Headstart Program (Dallas); Casa Feliz, Senior Citizen Center (Dallas); KOBA Associates, Inc., (Washington, DC); KAPPA Systems, Inc. (Bethesda, Maryland); BCTV (Oakland, California);The National Foundation of the March of Dimes, (White Plains, New York); The Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC); The National Health Council, Inc. (New York, NY); National Center for Health Education (San Francisco, CA);Health Services International, Inc. (Reston, VA); The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon School of Nursing, (Monterrey, N.L., Mexico); Clinica Cuahtemoc y Famosa (Monterrey, N.L., Mexico); Rio Grande River Ministry (Dallas), The Baptist General Convention of Texas (Dallas); The National Center for Health Statistics (Hyattsville, MD); Health Resources Administration (member of the Graduate Medical National Advisory Committee (GMENAC), Rockville, MD; The National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD); The Office of Health Information and Health Promotion (Rockville, MD); and The Administration on Aging (Washington, DC);

Research and Expertise

  • Compliance Behaviors of Urban-Based, Low-Income Mexican Americans in Hypertention Control: Implications for Health and Human Service Administration

    The compliance behaviors of urban-based, low-income Mexican Americans with hypertension were investigated for adherence with therapeutic regimens for hypertension control.  Dissertion. 1981.  UT Arlington.

    This doctoral program involved coursework in the School of Social Work, the School of Business, and the Institute of Urban Affairs.

  • "A Cross-Cultural Experience in Nursing: An Exploratory Study in Baccalaureate Education"

    Trevino, Margarita C.  Master's Thesis.  Texas Woman's University.  1975

  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices

    Challenge: One of the biggest hurdles to academic success for at-risk teenagers is health.  A lack of fitness and proper nutrition frequently work against students who also demonstrate significant predispostion to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. 

    Solution: UT Arlingnton Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health teamed-up with nursing and kinesiology faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation to initiate a pilot research study in a local middle-school to make an impact on student nutrition health literacy and an after-school soccer program to improve physical fitness.  Parent nutrition classes are also being implemented. The long-term goal is to develop a "culture of health" in the community's independent school district. Fall 2015- ongoing 

Publications

      Journal Article 2013
      • Trevino, Margarita C. (2013, August), "Envejecimiento: Implicaciones en salud y educacion. MEDICA. pages 22-24. Panama

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Trevino, Margarita C. "What was the Greatest Motivation for Becoming a Nurse."

        Minority Nursing.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Trevino, Margarita, "Reading Life's Road Signs." Breakfast with Fred. Contributing writer. Regal Publishers,  Ventura, California. 2007.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 2005
      • Trevino, Margarita, Healing the Leprosy of Your Soul

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2005
      • Trevino, Margarita, Sana la Lepra de Tu Alma

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 2001
      • Trevino, Margarita, Take the Guesswork out of Cross-Cultural Ministry

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 1999
      • Trevino, Margarita, In Search of Peace, Discovering God's Plan for Happiness and Hope

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1999
      • Trevino, Margarita, En Busca de Paz, descubra el plan de Dios para la felicidad y la esperanza

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 1996
      • Trevino, Margarita C., Evangelizing Hispanic Youth: Challenges And Opportunities For the '90s and Beyond.  The Baptist General Convention of Texas, Division of Evangelism, Dallas, Texas 175246, 1996

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1988
      • Trevino, Margarita , " A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NEED, ACCESS, AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES." Contributing writer in Hispanic Elderly in Transition, Theory, Research, Policy and Practice.  Edited by Steven R. Applewhite. Greenwood Press, Inc. 1988

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1980
      • Trevino, Margarita, "The Public's Health:  New Direction for the 80's."  Contributing Writer.  The American Public Health Association.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1979
      • Trevino, Margarita C., et.al., "A Descriptive Epidemiological Study of the Prevalence of Hypertension in Occupational Health: Clinica Cuauhtemoc y Famosa, V.I.S.A, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Mexico"  Vol. 1, Abstracts of Nursing Research in the South.  Southern Regional Education Board.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1979
      • Trevino, Margarita, "Hispanic Health Needs and Nursing Research."  Baylor Nursing Educator.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1978
      • Trevino, Margarita. "Statement of Need and Related Principles for Public Health Research of Hispanics." DHEW Health Research Principles, Vol. 1. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • October  1979

      Co-chair and Session Planner. "Biculturism in Nursing:  Implications for Education, Practice and Research."

    • November  1979

      Moderator. "Strategies for Health Promotion, Provision and Policy for Latino Families."  "The 1980 Census and Its Implications for Hispanics."

    • November  1979

      Presenter. Panelist. "Socio-Cultural Influences on Health Services Research and Health Services Delivery for Hispanics."

    • September  1979

      Member of Organizing Committee and Task Force Convener.  "Hispanic Health Services Research Conference."

    • March  1979

      Presenter. "Hypertension in Black Americans and Hispanics"

      An overview of hypertension as a health problems among Black Americans and Hispanics

    • September  1979

      Presenter.  "The Use of Informaton and Referral Services as a Tool in Community Outreach"

      Conference presented to pastors and laypersons in faith based settings to assist in the process of information and referral to individuals and families in the church and the community

    • April  1979

      Presenter.  "Health Career Opportunities"

      The Latin American Baptist Youth Congress

    • February  1979

      Presenter.   "The Family Facing Crisis: Death and Serious Illness"

    • April  1978

      Presenter. "The Problem of Hypertension as a Public Health Hazard." 

      KBUY Spanish Radio.  A public health education program for Hispanics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  Conducted in 1975 and 1978.

    • May  1978

      Presenter. "The Delivery of Nursing Care Within the Cultural Context"

      Conference for clinical nurses

    • November  1978

      Panelist.  "Strategies of Primary Health Care in the Developing Countries."

      The International Health Care Section.

    • October  1978

      Presider.  "The Future of Public Health in the Latino Community."

      An issue oriented session

    • November  1978

      Presenter.  "Statement of Need and Related Principles for Public Health Research of Hispanics"

      Advocacy for public health research of health issues in Hispanic populations.  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

    • October  1978

      Organizer. Panelist. "Innovations in Cross-Cultural Nursing: Implications for Education and Practice."

    • October  1978

      Presenter. "Hypertension Study in Occupational Health"

    • November  1978

      Presenter.  "Model for Primary Care in Occupational Health"

      Presented at the Second International Congress of The World Federation of Pubic Health Associations and the 69th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association

    • April  1977

      Presenter. "Nursing Research in Hypertension"

      The Inter-University Nursing Research Council Annual Research Conference

    • April  1977

      Chairperson and Conference Organizer.  "Minority Health Care Seminar"

    • October  1977

      Major Author. Co-Presenter. "A Descriptive Epidemiological Study of the Prevalence of Hypertension in Occupational Health, Clinica Cuahetmoc y Famosa, V.I.S.A., Monterrey, N.L., Mexico"

      Reported results of major hypertension detection screening in occupational health setting

    • October  1977

      Presenter.  Co-author. "Utilization Barriers to Maternal-Child Health by Low-Income, Urban Mexican American Families:  Implications for National Health Policy"

    • May  1977

      Organizer.  Program Chairperson.  "The Bi-national Nursing Research Symposium"

      Nursing Faculty from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico and nursing Faculty from Baylor University School of Nursing presented studies in nursing research. 

    • May  1975

      Presenter.  "A Comparative Overview of the Health Care Delivery Systems in Mexico and the United States"

    • April  1975

      Presenter.  "The Problem-Oriented Process and its Application to Nursing"

      Presented to the nursing Faculty of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

Projects

  • 2012
    • Sept 2012 to Present Volunteer Co-Investigator. "Mexican Immigrants' and Mexican Americans' Perception of Hypertension."
      To examine compliance behaviors in patients of Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans with a diagnosis of hypertension
      Role: Coinvestigator PI: Dr. Donelle M. Barnes, UT Arlington College of Nursing

Other Research Activities

  • 1978
    • Author.
      • Apr 1978 "Occupational Health and Research as National Health Goals for Mexico, 1974-1983: An Overview in 1978."

      • Apr 1978 "The Prevalence of Hypertenson and Diabetes Among Industrial Health Workers in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico"

        A three-year descriptive research study with implications for case-finding, information and referral, manpower training, consumer health education and health service delivery design for chronic disease management

  • 1977
    • Author.
      • May 1977 "The Ten-Year Health Plan for the Americas, 1971-1980: A Critique of its Influence on Health Care in Mexico"

  • 1976
    • Author.
      • Apr 1976 "Family Health Services in Mexico: A Contemporary Overview of Trends and Issues on a Local, State, and Natonal Level, 1976"

Other Creative Activities

  • 2014
    • Uncategorized
      • Aug 2014 Interviewed for Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future (July 29, 2014)

        The interview dwelt with cultural competency in modern nursing practice.  My work as Director of the UT Arlington College of Nursing Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health was highlighted.  

        Suggestions were also given for how to stand out in a job interview as a  recent graduate nurse with little work experience. 

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Nursing Notes Live Interview
      • Aug 2014 Cultural Competence in Nursing

        Interviewed by Nursing Notes Live on the topic of Cultural Competency in Nursing in a nursing panel discussion.  Various dimensions of nursing practice and cultural competency were discussed.

        NursingNotesLive.com podmedic@mac.com

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Aug 2016

      Mentored doctoral student in operational management of undergraduate course with a high student enrollment.

  • Master's
    • Dec 2011

      Provided clinical mentorship for a semester to graduate student from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in public/community health practicum in Arlington-Fort Worth, Texas area

Courses

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2016
    • New Course Development
      • Aug 2016 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN NURSING EDUCATION - NURS 5302

        This course is designed for graduate students pursuing a Masters Degree in Nursing Education.

        It is an online ,five-week intensive course in the development of lesson plans and curriculum design in nursing education. 

    • Fall, 2016
      • Aug 2016 Role of the Nurse Educator - NURS 5329 -Graduate Program in Nursing

        Role of the Nurse Educator is designed as a five-week, online course that examines the various roles of a

        nurse educator with an emphasis on the National League of Nursing competencies for nurse educators. 

  • 2013
    • NURS 4465-501
      • May 2013 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Covers public health issues of vulnerable populations across the lifespan

        AP RN-BSN Community Health Nursing (On-line) 194 students enrolled

    • NURS 4462-600
      • Jan 2013 CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

        Involves didactice instruction and clinical application of principles, theory, and concepts of community and public health as these pertain to vulnerable population groups.  An on-line BSN course.  Student enrollment: 90.

    • NURS 4465-502
      • Feb 2013 CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable population groups.

        AP RN-BSN Program (On-Line)  Student enrollment: 257 

      • Aug 2013 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Addressed public/community health issues as these affect vulnerable populations across the lifespan

        AP RB-BSN.  Student enrollment: 270

  • 2012
    • NURS 4465-501
      • May 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Covers public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations across the lifespan

        Student enrollment: 278

    • NURS 4462-600
      • Aug 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable population groups

        Campus-based, RN-BSN Program.  Student enrollment: 81

    • NURS 4465-502
      • Nov 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable population groups.

        AP RN-BSN on-line Care of Vulnerable Populations.  Student enrollment: 280

    • NURS 4462-613
      • Aug 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Clinical placement in public/community health sites.  Student enrollment: 6

        Traditional BSN program.  

    • NURS 4465-500
      • Aug 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations groups

        AP RN-BSN on-line program.  Student enrollment: 273

      • Jan 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable population groups.

        AP RN-BSN on-line program.  Student enrollment: 750

      • May 2012 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Covers public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations across the lifespan

        Student enrollment: 268

  • 2011
    • NURS 4462-012
      • Aug 2011 Community Health Nursing

        Clinical application of public/community health nursing principles, theory, and concepts.

        Traditional BSN Program.  Clinical student group: 10

      • Jan 2011 Community Health Nursing-Clinical

        Clinical instruction in the application of public/community health principles, theory, and concepts in the care of vulnerable population groups. Student clinical group: 10

    • NURS 4462-005
      • Aug 2011 Community Health Nursing

        Clinical application of public/community health principles, theory, and concepts.

        Traditional BSN Program.  Number of clinical group: 10 students

    • NURS 4462-002
      • Aug 2011 Community Health Nursing

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations groups in the community. Campus-based RN-BSN.  Student enrollment: 37

    • NURS 4462-001
      • Aug 2011 Community Health Nursing

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations

        Campus-based RN-BSN.  Student enrollment: 65

      • Jan 2011 Community Health Nursing

        Didactic instruction of public/community health issues affecting vulnerable population groups.

        Traditional BSN.  Student enrollment: 45

      • Jan 2011 Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

        Didactic instruction in public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations across the lifespan

    • NURS 4465-201
      • Aug 2011 Care of Vulnerable Populations

        Didactic instruction on public/community health issues affecting vulnerable populations

        Campus-based RN-BSN.  Student enrollment: 57

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • May 2016 to  Present Television Interview by UNIVISION, Spanish-language TV Station (Dallas, TX), National Week of the Nurse

      UNIVISION programed a special presentation on the low number of Latino nurses in the United States.While Latino's constitute approximately 17% of the US population, only 3% of nurses are of Latino heritage. A graduating senior, Dennis Chavez, and I were interviewed in Spanish.  We highlighted the leadership role that UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is playing in nursing education. Latino student enrollment is 18% of total enrollment in the College of Nursing. 

    • June 2016 to  June 2016 Instruction to Registered Nurses preparing to function as Preceptors for Nursing Students.

      This activity is sponsored by the Preceptorship Training Academy, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, Texas

  • Volunteered
    • Apr 2012 to  Aug 2012 Committee Member, Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnership (MAPP)

      Tarrant County Public Health Department community-based collaborative coalition to improvethe public health of Tarrant County residents

    • July 1980 to  Present Health Promotion and Wellness Conferences on the Family

      Have conducted local, state, national and international conferences for over 30 years on health promotion and wellness with a focus on the family.  I have presented conferences to diverse cultural groups including African Americans, Asians, Euro-Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics.  These conferences have been conducted in areas including Dallas-Fort Worth , throughout cities in Texas, California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, Seoul, South Korea, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

      Founded the Christian Education and Research Institute, Inc. (non-profit) as organizational vehicle to conduct this work.  This work has been done as a volunteer...no fees attached.

    • Sept 1966 to  May 2001 Volunteer Committee Member

      Have served on various local, state and national organizations as a volunteer, including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, Goals for Dallas, The Texas Area 5 Health Systems Agency, Dallas Headstart Program, Trustee of the Dr. T. B. Maston Foundation, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Baptist Standard Board, the Graduate School of Social Work (Baylor University), and the Texas Baptist Leadership Center.

    • Sept 2015 to  Sept 2015 American Diabetes Association Health Fair, Dallas, Texas

      Participated in the annual American Diabetes Association Health Fair, Dallas, Texas, September, 2015.  The Health Fair focuses on health promotion through health literacy, health screenings, and proper nutrition.  It targets primarily urban, Spanish-language communities.

    • June 2016 to  Present Texas Interprofessional Education Task Force

      Promotes collaboration between academics, the clinical practice community, and health care organizations to improve patient experiences, outcomes, and safety.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2014 to  Present Chair. Sub-Committee on Nursing Concepts in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation Curricula

      Leading four Faculty Sub-Groups to examine Nursing Concepts to be interwoven into the nursing curriculum for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. 

  • Other
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2014 Conference Co-Presenter, Quint Essential: Convergence & Collaboration, Medical Librarians' Conference , Denver, CO, October 14, 2014

      Served as a conference co-presenter on "Educating Openly: Finding Open Educational Resources for International Programs" to address working collaboratively with librarians to facilitate international course development.  The presentation included how to build affordable certificate specialization programs internationally.  The presentation was made October 14, 2014 in Denver, CO at a medical librarians'conference.

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2013 to  Dec 2014 Member, statewide Diversity Advisory Committee. Academic Progression in Nursing

      Focus is on recruitment and retention of minority students in nursing, RN-BSN Programs

    • Nov 2012 to  Present Co-Investigator, Mexican Immigrants undergoing treatment for hypertension

      Examines compliance behaviors of Mexican immigrant patients with a diagnosis of hypertension

    • Oct 2013 to  Oct 2013 Presentation to Hispanic Student Nurses Association -UT Arlington College of Nursing

      Addressed "Cultural Awareness in the Provision of Nursing Care"

    • Oct 2015 to  Oct 2015 Presentation to the Hispanic Student Nursing Association, UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation

      Presented case study, "Angela-Omar-Mrs. Rodriguez, A Triangle of Love."  The case study integrated concepts and principles of nursing care with cultural health beliefs of a Spanish-language family.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Dec 2012 to  Present Research and Development of International Certificate in Public Health for Latin American marketplace

      Conducted research and development of four self-standing academic modules to constitute the UT Arlington College of Nursing Certificate in Public Health Program (the first of its kind) for introduction in the Latin American marketplace.  This work was done in collaboration with the Whitney International University System-Red Ilumno.

    • Mar 2013 to  Present Director, Certificate Program in Latin America, UT Arlington College of Nursing

      Appointed as Director of the Certificate Program in Latin America

    • Apr 2013 to  Apr 2013 Promotional Tour of Certificate in Public Health in Latin America

      Visited Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia to introduce the Certificate in Public Health to the general public, student groups, and univeristy administrators and faculty in these various Latin American countries.

      Participated in several radio, TV, and newspaper interviews representing UT Arlington and the College of Nursing.

    • May 2013 to  May 2013 International Faculty Training on "Successful Teaching Methodologies"

      Conducted training of program faculty and managers via Skype with emphasis on review of successful teaching mehtodologies.  The participants were the faculty appointed to teach the Certificate in Public Health, and the managers were the program staff responsible for overall program management.

      The training was conducted in Spanish from the College of Nursing to faculty and managers in Uruguay, Argentina, and Colombia with simultaneous transmission.

    • June 2013 to  Present Director, Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health

      Appointed by the Dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing as Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health

    • Aug 2013 to  Aug 2013 Certificate in Public Health Presentation to SENA Managers and Student Groups

      Made international contact with SENA managers and student groups throughout Colombia to present an overview of the Certificate in Public Health.  SENA is a government-private enterprise group responsible for employee development/training in Colombia.  The SENA student cohort is a new addition to the Whitney International University System student body.  The presentation was conducted in Spanish via electronic media through the CON Learning Resource Center technical support. Thirty students enrolled in the class.

  • Other
    • Jan 2011 to  Present Member. Undergraduate Education Program Council. College of Nursing.

      Undergraduate education Faculty Sub-Group in Public/Community Health Nursing

    • Jan 2011 to  Present Member. Lead Teachers Undergraduate Faculty Sub-Group. College of Nursing.

      Undergraduate CON Faculty Sub-Group

    • Jan 2011 to  Present Member. RN-BSN Faculty Committee. College of Nursing

      Undergraduate Faculty Sub-Group

    • Jan 2011 to  Present Member. Public/Community Health Faculty Specialty Sub-Group. College of Nursing

      Undergraduate education Faculty Specialty Sub-Group

    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2014 Conference Panelist, UT Arlington Representative, the Pacific Alliance and Business Forum , Arlington, TX

      Served as a conference panelist  by invitation of the President, UT Arlington, at the Pacific Alliance and Business Forum, held in collaboration with American Airlines, October 2, 2014.   The topic was: "Investing in Human Capital as a Critical Factor to Growth and Success from the Perspective of Education and Multiculturism in a Global and Digitalized World."  The Forum was an insightful exposure to futuristic thought and endless realm of challenges in international economic development.  It was noted that quality education remains a pivotal cornerstone of progress here and abroad.

  • Volunteered
    • Oct 2013 to  Present Greeter-Good Will Ambassador

      Greeted atteendees at the XII Bi-national Health Week Symposium, UT Arlington campus, on behalf of the College of Nursing and the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health.

    • Oct 2015 to  Oct 2015 Panelist. "Sustainable Urban Communities: How They Relate to Extended Families."

      A panel discussion in the series," Partners for Community Impact," sponsored by the University Library. This is the first in a new series featuring non-traditional interdepartmental collaborations beyond traditional panel discussion and research.  Panelists included representation from the School of Architecture, the School of Social Work, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

    • Mar 2015 to  Mar 2015 Judge. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES). 2015

      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES). E.H. Hereford University Center, UT Arlington.

Other Service Activities

  • Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force
    • Nov 2013 UT Arlington's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution

      I have been invited to participate in the preliminary discussions of the UT Arlington University's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). November 2013-ongoing 

Administrative Appointment

  • 2014
    • Aug 2014 to Present - Associate Professor, Clinical Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • 2011
    • Jan 2011 to Present - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • 2009
    • Oct 2009 to Dec 2010 - Director of Nursing, Dallas Nursing Institute, Dallas, Texas
  • 2006
    • Apr 2006 to Oct 2009 - Manager, The Wisdom Center International Ministries, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2001
    • June 2001 to Apr 2006 - Vice President, Hugo C. Trevino and Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • 1992
    • May 1992 to May 2001 - Assist Professor, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 1981
    • Sept 1981 to Feb 1991 - Vice-President/ Director of Health Promotion Department, Baylor University Health Care System, Dallas, Texas
  • 1972
    • June 1972 to May 1979 - Assistant Professor of Nursing, Baylor University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas
  • 1970
    • July 1970 to May 1972 - Pediatric Outpatient Acute Care Unit, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 1968
    • June 1968 to June 1970 - Assistant District Supervisor, Oak Cliff, City Public Health Department, Dallas, Texas
  • 1966
    • May 1966 to May 1968 - Critical Care Nursing Team Leader, The Methodist Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Other Administration Activities

  • 2015
    • Administrative Appointment
      • May 2015 Curriculum Writer in Gerontology for two Chinese Schools of Nursing

        Developed a series of modules in Gerontological Nursing for two Chinese Schools of Nursing through

        an international collaborative effort between the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation and

        Academic Partnerships (Dallas,TX).