Erica Yglecias


Assistant Professor
HSS 237

Professor Yglecias completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education with Walden University in 2021. She has practiced Medical Surgical, Neuro, ICU, Women’s Oncology, Perioperative, and Gastrointestinal Nursing since 2007. She was a nominee for the Nurse of the Year Award at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso. Professor Yglecias has participated in Nurse Governance Councils, Patient Experience Councils, and Precepting new nurses at Las Palmas, SMC, and Del Sol in El Paso over her career. She was chosen by Southwest University’s Excellence Recognition Program in 2022 for exemplary reviews from students in their RN program. Professor Yglecias’ specialty is Gastrointestinal and Pulmonary nursing, and she continues to practice in her specialty currently. Professor Yglecias has participated as a Quality Improvement Nurse over the years and continues to share knowledge on safety and high-quality bedside nursing.


MSN-ED, Walden University
BSN, Baptist School of Health Professions
ADN, El Paso Community College

Research Interests

  • Nurse Mentoring Programs
  • Nurse Orientation to Facilities
  • Nurse Governance Councils