UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Benavides, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Heidi L.

School of Nursing
Office for Faculty Excellence

I joined UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing faculty August, 2014 and then previously from 2009-2011. I have previous Air Force military service from 1993-1999. I 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. I am originally from New Hampshire, but after a combination of being active duty and a military spouse for 22 years, my family and I have grown roots here in San Antonio, Texas.

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

I am passionate about mentoring students into future professional nurse.

My previous teaching experience includes Health Assessment, Foundations of Nursing, Professional Socialization, Leadership & Management, Immersion, and Medical-Surgical Nursing. I have formally been a faculty advisor for the Nursing Student Association. I am the membership committee chair for the Texas Nurses Association District 8.

9/2016 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX