Message from the Dean


If you visit an El Paso hospital, a doctor’s office, a school, a clinic or a nursing home, chances are you’ll come across a nurse who graduated from the UTEP School of Nursing. For over 40 years, we’ve been training the brightest and most caring nurses in our region and beyond.

I am proud of the Legacy of Healing we’ve built through the quality education we provide and our partnerships with the health care community. Over the past six years of my tenue at UTEP, I have had the privilege of working with dedicated faculty, who are committed to educating the next generation of nurses, advanced practice nurses and doctorally prepared nurses. And I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the El Paso community who understand and support our vision of becoming a leader in nursing education, practice and research.

As the School of Nursing celebrates its 40th Anniversary with The University of Texas at El Paso, I invite you to see how we’re changing face of health care in El Paso, the United States and globally with our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting edge research and teaching practices, and our talented faculty.

Go UTEP Nursing!

Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
Dean and Professor