Laura R. Muñoz



Office: Nursing Building #126
Phone: (210) 805-3033

  • PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Over the past 15 years at UIW, Dr. Muñoz has taught both undergraduate and graduate programs and participated as dissertation, thesis or DNP project chair/advisor and/or member for several committees. Course presentation includes face-to-face, blended and online format.

Baccalaureate Courses

  • NURS 3333 Nursing Research
  • NURS 4221 Issues in Nursing
  • NURS 4532 Leadership/Management
  • NURS 4541 Nursing the Childbearing Family

Master's Course

  • NURS 6311 Research I: Analysis and Interpretation 

Doctoral Courses

  • NURS 7365 DNP II: The Capstone
  • NURS 7399 Research Methods of DNP
  • NURS 7650 Evidence Based Methods and Practice I
  • NURS 7655 Evidence Based Methods and Practice II
  • Adolescent risk behaviors
  • Cardiac risks in college students
  • Care of the newborn and high risk neonate
  • Health behaviors of hispanic women
  • American Nurses Association
  • Neonatal Nurses Association 
  • Sigma Theta Tau Delta Alpha Chapter at Large
  • Texas Nurses Association (District 8)
  • 2017 - UIW Moody Award Recipient for Academic Excellence
  • 2016 - UIW Presidential Teaching Award
  • 2014 - Medical Center Rotary Nursing Excellence Award
  • 2008 - South Texas Nurse Imagemaker
  • Muñoz, L.R. Book Chapter. (2017). Intrapartum Nursing Assessment. Eds. M. Davidson, M. London, and P. Laedwig, P. 11th Edition. Boston: Pearson.
  • Dols, J.D., Muñoz, L.R., Martinez, S.S., Mathers, N., Miller, P.S., Pomerleau, T.A., Timmons, A., and White, S. (2017). Developing Policies and Protocols in the Age of Evidence-Based Practice. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48 (2), 87-92.
  • Muñoz, L. R., LaFrance, K., Dominguez, D. Goei, K., Herbers, S., Gunter, M. D., Richardson, C., Allwein, D., Rauschhuber, M., Moore, R., Norgan, G., Marquis, L. and Jones, M. E. (2014), Text Messaging as a Tool to Increase Physical Activity in College Students, The Physical Educator, 71(3), 437-453.
  • Muñoz, L. R., LaFrance, K. Herbers, S. Kimmel, J., and Jones, M. E. (2012). Monograph proceedings of a conference, panel and roundtable discussions on "Exploring Critical Health Risks of Children and Adolescents in San Antonio, Texas Promoting Cross Disciplinary Research Priorities on Adolescent and Child Health Issues in Alignment with Community Partners."
  • McNeill, J., Cook, J., Mahon, M. Allwein, D., Rauschhuber, M., Richardson, C., Muñoz, L. R., Jonez, M. E. (2011). Enhancing Cardiovascular Risk Assessment with a Family History Intervention, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal, 59(4), 181-194.
  • Muñoz, L. R., Etnyre, A., Adams, M., Herbers, S., Witte, A., Horlen, C., Baynton, S., Estrada, R., Jones, M.E. (2010). Awareness of Heart Disease Among Female College Students. Journal of Women's Health, 19(12), doi: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1635
  • Gilliland, I., Nadeau, J., Muñoz, L. R., Parker, R., Williams, S., Cook, J., Mahon, M., Rauschhuber, M., Richardson, C., McNeill, J., Gunter, M. D., Jones, M. E. (2010). A Study of the Role of Spirituality Among Retired Military Nurses. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health. 12(3), 224-239, dio:10.1080/1934963003730084
  • Muñoz, L. R., Norgan, G., Rauschhuber, M., Mitchell, D., Richardson, C., Allwein, D., Beltz, S., Cook, J., Etnyre, A., Gilliland, I., Lowry, J., Mahon, M., Mikan, V., Powell, B., Sethness, R., and Jones, M. E. (2008). An Exploratory Study of Cardiac Health in College Athletes, Applied Nursing Research, doi: 10, 1016/j.aprnr.2008.02.008
  • Zarate-Abbott, P., Etnyre, A., Gilliland, I., Mahon, M., Allwein, D., Cook, J., Mikan, V., Rauschhuber, M., Sethness, R., Muñoz. L., Lowry, J. and Jones, M.E. (2008). Workplace Health Promotion-Strategies for Low-Income Hispanic Immigrant Women, Business and Leadership, 56, 217-222.
  • Muñoz, L. R. and Stevens, K. (2007). The Association of Maternal-Fetal Attachment and Length of Gestation with Decisional Balance and Level of Smoking Behavior in Pregnant Mexican American Adolescents, The Journal of Multicultural Nursing & Health, 13(1), 13.
  • Stevens, K. R. and Muñoz, L. R. (2004). Cigarette smoking: Evidence to Guide measurement. Research in Nursing & Health, 27(4), 281-292.
  • NCC Certification -  Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse in State of Texas
  • Dissertation Committee Member for three PhD students
  • DNP Project Advisor for 11 students
  • Thesis Committee Member for one Master's student