Carolina   G.  Huerta  EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.192 A
Phone: (956) 665-3496
Email: carolina.huerta@utrgv.edu

Dr. Carolina G. Huerta EdD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Huerta teaches nursing and is SON director at UTRGV. She received the ANA Mary Mahoney Award in 2008 and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012.





Selected Publications


  • Maria Huerta. "Multicultural education," Billings and Halstead (Eds), Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. 2018.

  • Maria Huerta. Diversity, inclusion & equity in academic nursing: A position statement. Washington, DC: Ameerican Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2017.

  • Vernell De Witty, Patricia Tabloski, Catherine Millett, Marion Hambricl, Megan Shreffler, Christine Downing, and Carolina Huerta. "Diversifying the pipeline into doctoral nursing programs: Developing the doctoral advancement Readiness Scale," Elsevier: Journal of Professional Nursing 32, no. 55 (September 2016): 8.

  • Vernell DeWitty, Carolina Huerta, and Christine Downing. "New Careers in Nursing: Optimizing diversity and student success for the future of nursing.," Elsevier: Journal of Professional Nursing 32, no. 55 (September 2016): 13.

  • Maria Huerta, Peter Kranz, and Janice Maville. "Perceptions of cultural competence in nurse practitioners.," Journal of Nursing and Health Science 9, no. 1 January-April (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015): 16.

  • Maria Huerta. "Concerns of the health professional," J. Maville & C. Huerta, Health promotion in nursing 3rd edition. Delmar Cengage Publishers, 2013.

  • Maria Huerta and Janice Maville. "Controlling weight," J. Maville & C. Huerta, Health promotion in nursing 3rd edition. Delmar Cengage Publishers, 2013.

  • Maria Huerta, Teri Murray, and Vernell deWitty. "Doctoral Advancement in Nursing nursing faculty toolkit," 2013.

  • Maria Huerta, Teri Mu,rray, and Vernell deWitty. " Doctoral advancement in Nursing: A nursing faculty toolkit," Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2013.

  • Maria Huerta, Teri Murray, Catherine Millet, Vernell deWitty, Elias Vasquez, Wendy Budin, L Abreu, and Patricia Tabloski. "Doctoral Advancement in Nursing: A roadmap for facilitating entry into docotral education," Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2013.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Maria Huerta. Cultural Competence, ( )

  • Maria Huerta. Stress and Social Support, ( )

  • Maria Huerta. Working to Keep the Care in Health Care, University of Texas -Pan American, $3,000.00 (September 2015 - December 2015)

  • Maria Huerta. Co-Principal Investigator: High Fidelity Education For Advanced Practice Nursing. HRSA, $278,658.00 (September 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011)

  • Maria Huerta. Co-Principal Investigator:, Evaluation of LVN to BSN-RN Program: Collaboration and Strategic Plan Project , $11,511.00 ( 2008)

  • Maria Huerta. Principal Investigator: Scholarship Awards for Educational and Economically Disadvantaged Students, HRSA, $225,000.00 ( 2008)

  • Maria Huerta. Co-Principal Investigator: Cardiovascular Risk and Health Promotion of University Personnel, The University of Texas-Pan American and National Institutes of Health Sponsored Research Infrastructure Program, $7,000.00 ( 2002)

  • Maria Huerta. Co-Principal Investigator: Health Promotion for University Personnel, The University of Texas-Pan American and National Institutes of Health Sponsored Research Infrastructure Program, $6,500.00 ( 2001)

  • Maria Huerta. Principal Investigator: El Progreso Sano Project, Community Outreach Partnership: Center for Local Government and Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED), $11,300.00 ( 1998)



Selected Presentations


  • Maria Huerta. "Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Academic Nursing Position Statement," AACN Annual Spring Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC (March 2017)

  • Maria Huerta. "Identifying Nursing Students at Risk: Impact of Limited English proficiency on Student Success . Revised by request," STTI Webinar Series, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Webinar (January 2017)

  • Maria Huerta. "Leading Across Differences," 2016 Fall Semi-Annual Conference, American Association of colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC (October 2016)

  • Maria Huerta and Vernell deWitty. "Diversifying Doctoral Nursing Programs: Developing the Doctoral Advancement Readiness Self-Assessment Tool (accepted)," STTI 27th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Cape Town (July 2016)

  • Maria Huerta and Vernell deWitty. "Diversity and Inclusion Position Statement Listening Tour," American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Webinar (June 2016)

  • Maria Huerta and Vernell deWitty. "Diversity and Inclusion Position Statement Listening Tour," American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Webinar (June 2016)

  • Maria Huerta. "Experencia Del Desarrollo Disciplinar De Enfermería: Chile, Estados Unidos de NorteAmėrica Y Mėxico," Educación, Investigación Y ?Cuidado: El Futuro De Enfermería, La Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Facultades Y Escuelas de Enfermería, Región Norte-Centro, AC, Monterrey, Mexico (October 2015)

  • Maria Huerta and Mercedes Gutierrez. "Building Mexico-U.S. Academic Partnerships: Bridging Cultures and Breaking Barriers," STTI Biennial Convention, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Las Vegas, Nevada (September 2015)

  • Maria Huerta. "Perceptions of Cultural Competence Among Nurse Practitioners," 26th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Puert Rico (July 2015)

  • Maria Huerta. "Promoting Clinical Outcomes Through Quality Improvement," 26th International Nursing Research Congress, STTI, Puerto Rico (July 2015)

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