Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty Member

170308_DRS_ONLINE_003Clarissa Silva, Ph.D., is now the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON)’s newest assistant professor. Dr. Silva, a native of San Antonio, Texas, recently served as the director of the Simulation and Clinical Learning Laboratory at the Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio.

The Texas native brings over 29 years of clinical practice and eight years of experience as a nursing faculty member to the GGHSON, where she is currently involved with fundamental nursing and chronic care courses. In addition to her leadership role at the simulation center, Dr. Silva has worked in various capacities for both public and private hospitals, universities, and colleges throughout south Texas.

Dr. Silva received her B.S.N. from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and her M.S.N. and Ph.D. in higher education from the University of the Incarnate Word. The nursing veteran is a strong advocate of continuing nursing education and maintaining an active role in professional nursing organizations.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Dr. Silva is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Texas Nurses Association (TNA), and the American Nurses Association. She has held TNA leadership roles at the local level in San Antonio, including a term as a member of the House of Delegates, secretary, image maker co-chair, and first vice president. Dr. Silva’s areas of research include published works on fall prevention and service learning.

Dr. Silva joined TTUHSC El Paso in March 2017.