Faculty Profile for Lenora Elaine Valdez
Biography and EducationLenora 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 InterestsThe role of simulation in developing clinical competence and increasing patient safety.
The impact of civility/incivility within nursing and education.
- 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.