Holly DiLeo


Assistant Professor and
Coordinator, Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center

Office: Nursing Building #118
E-mail: dileo@uiwtx.edu
(210) 829-3173

  • Educational Degrees

    • PhD - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • BSN - Indiana University School of Nursing: IUPUI
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    Dr. DiLeo is an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) with over 12 years of faculty experience and currently teaches in the BSN to DNP Program/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration. Prior to coming to UIW she was the Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

  • Courses Taught

    Current Courses:

    • NURS 7480 FNP I Primary Care of Adults (Dx & Mgmt) with Chronic & Acute Conditions
    • NURS 7482 FNP II Primary Care of Adults (Dx & Mgmt) with Chronic & Acute Conditions
    • NURS 7359 Doctor of Nursing Practice - Project I
    • NURS 7380 Doctor of Nursing Practice - Project II
    • NURS 7345 Doundations for DNP: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice
    • NURS 7288 FNP Clinical Skills Course

    Past Courses:

    • NURS 7381 Nurse Practitioner Professional Roles
    • NURS 7323 Advanced Health Assessment (FNPs)
    • NURS 7484 FNP III Women's Health Chronic & Acute Diagnosis & Management
  • Research Interests

    • Childhood and Adult Preventative Health (Vaccinations)
    • Quality Measures for Nurse-Managed Health Centers
    • Sleep Disturbance in Children
  • Professional Membership

    • American Association of Nurse Practitioner 
    • Texas Nurse Practitioner 
    • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    • American Nurses' Association/Texas Nurses Association
    • Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Alpha Chapter
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    • 2017: San Antonio Business Journal Healthcare Hero - Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner (Non-Physician)
  • Intellectual Contributions (Publications)


    1. Dols, J.D., Beckmann-Mendez, D.A., DiLeo, H., Weis, K.L., Medina-Calvo, M. (June 25, 2018). Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Measures of Excellence. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. https://www.npjournal.org/articles/S155541551830275 
    2. Miles, H.M., Dols, J.D., & DiLeo, H. (2017). Improving the Adherence of Providers to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Guidelines. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 13, e277-e281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.01.021
    3. DiLeo, H., Reiter, R.J., & Taliaferro, D. Chronobiology, Melatonin, and Sleep in Infants and Children. Pediatric Nursing 2002 Jan;28(1):35-39.
  • Certifications/Licenses

    Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

    Registered Nursing - Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
    Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority - Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

  • Additional Info

    In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. DiLeo is the Coordinator of the UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center (NCWC). The NCWC is a nurse-managed clinic that offers Texas Health Steps well child checkups through Texas Medicaid and vaccines under the Vaccines for Children programs. Its staff includes three FNP’s, one RN DrPH, one RN Nurse Manager, one administrative/front office staff, one work study, and one Pharm D. The NCWC focus is on preventative health for low-income children covered under Medicaid. In addition to child vaccinations, the Center also provides adult vaccinations to uninsured adults through the Adult Safety Net vaccination program as well as well women services under the Healthy Texas Women.