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Christina Hernandez

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Christina Hernandez


Assistant professor of Nursing


Nursing Building Office #114


office phone: (210) 501-6426

  • Educational Degrees

    PhD                  2011                           Nursing Science          University of North Carolina at                                                                                                                      Greensboro     


    MSN                1993                            Nursing                      University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

                                                                Public Health


    BSN                 1987                            Nursing                       Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word  2014-present

    Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clemson University 2012-2014

    Visiting Nursing Instructor, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana 2004-2008

  • Courses Taught


    Graduate: Doctor of Nursing Practice: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice; Evidence Based Methods and Practice I; Health Policy for Advanced Practice Nurses; Introduction to Epidemiology and Vulnerable Populations for Advanced Practice Nurses; Nursing Theory for Advanced Practice

    Undergraduate: Community Health Nursing; Fundamentals of Nursing; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Mental Health Nursing; Research in Nursing;

  • Recent Intellectual Contributions


    Dols, J. D., Hernández, C., & Miles, H. (2016). The DNP project: Quandaries for nursing scholars. Nursing Outlook. Advance online Publication. 1-10.


    Ivanov, L. L., Wallace, D., Hernández, C., & Hyde, Y. (2015). Diabetes risks and health literacy in Southern African Americans and Latino women. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 32, 12-23. doi:10.1080/07370016.2015.991664


    Hernández C. M. & Wallace, D. C. (2014). A profile of Mexican-born women who adhere to national cervical cancer screening recommendations. Journal of Community Health Nursing 31, 157-166. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2014.926678


    Hernández, C. M. (2011). HIV/AIDS in childbearing Hispanic/Latinas: An emerging crisis. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 36, 354-358. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31822d67aa

  • Professional Memberships

    American Nurses Association

    Association of Community Health Nurse Educators

    National Association of Hispanic Nurses

    Texas Nurses Association

  • Awards and Accomplishments

    Scholars: The nursing capstone project.

    University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Endowment Award. Amount awarded: $850.