UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Benavides, Heidi L.

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Heidi joined the UTHSCSA School of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Systems Care Management in August, 2014. She has previous Air Force military service from 1993-1999. She received her A.D.N. in 2006 from Trident Technical College and her M.S.N in 2008 from the Medical University of South Carolina. Heidi is originally from New Hampshire, but after being a military spouse for 22 years, her and her family have grown roots here in San Antonio, Texas.

Heidis nursing background includes medical-surgical, solid organ transplant, long-term care/skilled nursing, ortho/neuro, & rehabilitation.

Heidi is passionate about mentoring students into future professional nurses, to include educating students on incivility in healthcare and how this affects patient care outcomes. She also loves to provide active teaching strategies in the classroom, allowing students to apply critical reasoning to potentially real situations.

Previous teaching experience includes Health Assessment, Foundations of Nursing, Professional Socialization, and Medical-Surgical Nursing. She has formally been a faculty advisor for the Nursing Student Association.

8/2014 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management, San Antonio, TX