Christina Hernandez

PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Office: Nursing Building #114
E-mail : cmherna2@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3163

  • Educational Degrees

    • PhD -  Nursing Science University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.
    • MSN - Nursing Public Health University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
    • BSN - Nursing Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    • (2014 - Present) - Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word 
    • (2012 - 2014) - Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clemson University 
    • (2004 - 2008) - Visiting Nursing Instructor, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana 
  • Courses Taught

    Graduate: Doctor of Nursing Practice:

    • Scientific Underpinnings of Practice
    • Evidence Based Methods and Practice I
    • Health Policy for Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Introduction to Epidemiology and Vulnerable Populations for Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Nursing Theory for Advanced Practice

    Undergraduate:

    • Community Health Nursing
    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Research in Nursing
  • Research Interests

    • Health Disparities
    • Mexican Immigrant Women’s Health
    • Health Literacy
  • Professional Memberships

    • American Nurses Association
    • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators
    • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
    • Texas Nurses Association
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    • Scholars: The Nursing Capstone Project
    • University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Endowment Award. Amount Awarded: $850
  • Intellectual Contributions (Publications)

    Publications

    1. Dols, J. D., Hernández, C., & Miles, H. (2016). The DNP project: Quandaries for nursing scholars.Nursing Outlook. Advance online Publication. 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2016.07.009.
    2. Ivanov, L. L., Wallace, D., Hernández, C., & Hyde, Y. (2015). Diabetes risks and health literacy in Southern African Americans and Latino women. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 32, 12-23. doi:10.1080/07370016.2015.991664.
    3. Hernández C. M. & Wallace, D. C. (2014). A profile of Mexican-born women who adhere to national cervical cancer screening recommendations. Journal of Community Health Nursing 31, 157-166. doi:10.1080/07370016.2014.926678.
    4. Hernández, C. M. (2011). HIV/AIDS in childbearing Hispanic/Latinas: An emerging crisis. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 36, 354-358. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31822d67aa.