Veronica Gavaldon-Hernanez MSN, RN, is an El Paso Community College nurse educator. Veronica was born in El Paso, Texas. She obtained a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, School of Nursing in 1993. She specialized in pediatrics and worked in the specialty for thirteen years, followed by five years in the newborn nursery. Veronica then became interested in teaching nursing students and thus has sixteen years of teaching experience. Her teaching career began at Anamarc College in 2007, followed by Vista College. She obtained her master’s degree with an emphasis in nursing education from Grand Canyon University on September 14, 2022.
Veronica’s philosophy in nursing education is a holistic, student-centered approach that facilitates knowledge and nursing skills for students and contributes to their learning by engaging in innovative teaching/learning strategies, thus promoting critical thinking skills. In addition, she enjoys teaching and mentoring students by facilitating learning through Simulation. Veronica believes that Simulation prepares nursing students for real-life experiences, thus helping develop safe, caring, and knowledgeable healthcare professionals.