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 was SON director at UTRGV/UTPA for 25 years. 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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NURS 3604 D - Nursing Fundamentals:
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