Committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Latino nurse faculty.

“I did it because I could”

Dr. Eloisa G.Tamez, 87, a UTRGV professor of nursing has earned four degrees in her lifetime, and on Friday, May 13, she will accept her fifth degree, a master’s in criminal justice at the UTRGV Spring Commencement in Brownsville.

How Diversity in Nursing Improves Healthcare

featuring Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP,CNS, FAANP


  • A mentor should set expectations and performance goals (one panelist does this with a written compact that both mentor and mentee sign).

Resources and Connections

  • They should connect you with collaborators and other mentors, especially those who can write letters of support.

Protection and Encouragement

  • A mentor should protect you from getting over-extended into projects or clinical work that don’t aid your research.”

Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP,

“What does being a ‘Woman in Medicine’ mean to you? 

Being a woman in medicine means having the voice to represent those left out of research findings or the inability to have a seat at the decision-making table. This has been even more resounding as a woman of color. I feel the immense responsibility of representing many who have never had the opportunity to be seen or heard.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you personally? 

COVID has forced me to reflect once again on what is really important – human caring and dignity of life. I made sure to provide life lines to family and friends with frequent check points.

I planned for safe connections, following guidelines but enhancing mental wellness, by seeing and hearing others. My resilience grew; I felt the need to share hope with friends and strangers.”

Educational and instructional videos covering a variety of healthcare topics including Telehealth, Sleep Disorders, and COVID 19. Each YouTube video is presented both in English and Spanish. Follow the link to find more.

“There’s a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande river that’s still part of the United States, but exists below the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this no-man’s-land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico”

Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

“As a tenured full professor, Dr. Martínez Rogers has served throughout her career as a role model for Hispanic students and faculty. She established, with colleagues, the National
Hispanic Nurses Association, served as its president and
has now founded the International Association of Latino
Nurse Faculty and serves as its president. She has given
voice to the underserved nationally and, indeed, has
given distinguished service to UT Health San Antonio.”

-Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean, School
of Nursing

At these challenging times, we worry about COVID19 and send our prayers for strength and protection to all the frontline heroes who go to work everyday to care for those who are ill. We pray for the recovery of those infected and that people continue to be cautious to prevent spread. Remember and please remind your family and friends that social distancing is one of the major ways we will survive this pandemic. Tell them to follow the rules. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, wipe house down as much as possible, and stay home. We mourn and pray for those who lost their loved ones to the battle. The IALNF is praying that this pandemic does not last long with us. We thank God for the news of people winning the fight towards recovery. Juntos Podemos Ganar!!

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