Faculty Profile for Lenora Elaine Valdez

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Lenora Elaine Valdez
Clinical Assistant Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 337
phone: (512) 716-2930

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Lenora Valdez MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, CMSRN is a clinical assistant professor and standardized patient coordinator at St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University. Lenora earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Liberty University's Nursing Education program. Her nursing experience includes inpatient cardiology, adult med-surgical, acute care, psych mental health, and community nursing. Lenora is passionate about simulation and its valuable role in developing learner confidence and safer practices in healthcare. She holds certifications as a Certified Nurse Educator, a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, a Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator, and a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse. She is also a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the International Association of Clinical Simulation, the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, the American Nurses Association, and the Texas Nurses Association.

Research Interests

The role of simulation in developing clinical competence and increasing patient safety.

The impact of civility/incivility within nursing and education.

Selected Grants

  • Roberts, Elesha Rachel (Principal), Valdez, Lenora E (Co-Principal). In-Scenario Cues Provided to Standardized Patients during a Mental Health Simulation, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing Chi Psi Chapter, Organization, $200. (Submitted: November 11, 2021, Funded: February 2022 - May 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

SON Strategic Plan: Goal #5
August 2023-Present
Faculty Assembly
January 2023-Present
January 2023-Present
Program Evaluation
August 2022-Present
January 2022-Present