Maria Inez Valenca


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School of Nursing
Phone: 423 236 2952
Email Address: valencam@southern.edu

Maria Inez Valenca joined the faculty in the School of Nursing in August of 2009. Prior to coming to Southern she taught at South Texas College in McAllen, TX. She has also worked as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in the area of mental health in Bellingham, WA. Teaching is a passion for her and she enjoys every opportunity to interact with students.
Professor Valenca obtained her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has also has a bachelor of science in biology from Atlantic Union College and a doctor of medicine degree from Universidad Mexico Americana del Norte. Her research interests are related to mental health and spirituality, trauma and recovery,
She is married Nilo Valenca and has two sons, Renan and Lucas. She loves reading traveling and getting to know people from different cultures.