Yvonne Davila


Assistant Professor
Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Director

ABSN Office: ABSN Learning Center - 7330 San Pedro Ave, Suite 800
Main Campus Office:
Nursing Building #230
E-mail: yadavila@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 832-3289

  • EdD, Walden University, Adult Education
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

After being a medical-surgical nurse educator and education director for ten years at a large healthcare facility in San Antonio, Dr. Davila joined the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions in January 2009. She is currently an assistant professor for the undergraduate nursing program.

  • Adult Medical Surgical
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Internship
  • Leadership and Management

Dr. Davila's main research focus is transition to practice, specifically the new nurse confidence level related to the Quality and Safety education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. She is also interested in the impact of service learning, health promotion and innovative teaching learning strategies.

  • Current Vice-President and Delegate of the Delta Alpha at Large Chapter
  • National League of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau-Delta Alpha at Large Chapter
  • 2019 Ed Zlotkowski Faculty Service, Learning Award
  • 2017 Nurse Image Maker, Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Alpha Chapter
  • 2014 Legacy Teaching Award, University of the Incarnate Word
  • 2012 University of the Incarnate Word Mother Columkille Colbert Award, University of the Incarnate Word
  • 2012 Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award, Medical Center Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas
  • 2004 Nurse Image Maker, Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Alpha Chapter


  • Davila, Y. A. and Richardson, C. (2018). Innovative Learning Strategies for Students Who Had a Prior Clinical Course Failure in Baccalaureate Nursing. Invited presentation at Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) International Forum 2018 Oceans of Opportunity: Evidence-based Practice to Improve Quality and Safety in Education and Practice, Bonita Springs, Florida


  • Nadeau, J., Tilton, K., Gillespie, M and Davila Y. (2018). Contemporary curricular innovation concepts and community.Baccalaureate Education Conference, New Orleans, LA


  • Davila, Y., Richardson C. and Hook L (2019). The impact of a service-learning course on BSN nursing students. 2019 Gulf-South Summit Service Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education, Huntsville, Texas Local:
  • Davila, Y. A. and Richardson, C. O. (2018). Service Learning in an undergraduate nursing course. Invited presentation at Research Week,

San Antonio, Texas

  • Canchola, A., Cook, A., Davila, Y. A., Kolb, A., and Torres, A. (2012). Educating Nursing Students for Providing Health Promotion to Community Residing Aging Population. 2nd Annual Conference on Building Partnership for Geriatric, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Canchola, A., Cook, A., Davila, Y. A., Kolb, A., and Torres, A. (2012, July). Health Promotion:Effectiveness of Intervention of Nursing Students with Aging Populations. 2012 Summer Institute on Evidence–Based Quality Improvement, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Registered Nurse

Dr. Davila also coordinates several community outreach projects such as the annual green bean can drive for the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, Haven for Hope Children Christmas Party and the Haven for Hope Adult Courtyard Christmas Breakfast.