Lidia Monarrez


College Assistant Professor 

Professor Silva’s clinical nursing career began over 8 years ago on a pediatric med-surg floor and a NICU float. She quickly shifted specialties to psychiatric mental health nursing and found her passion. After 2 years, she spent the next 4 years in school nursing while still staying PRN on the psychiatric floor and beginning her post-graduate endeavor in nursing education. She has spent the last two years in nursing education specializing in pharmacology and mental health nursing. She is currently focusing her efforts on becoming a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse and a certified nurse educator. Her teaching philosophy is based on Swanson’s Theory of Caring with a strong belief if student’s feel cared for, it will directly be reflected on their outcomes. Having a very strong proclivity to narrative pedagogy, Professor Silva is passionate about learning and growing in her current position as an instructor.


MSN, University of Texas at El Paso
BSN, University of Texas at El Paso
Associate of Arts, El Paso Community College

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics
  • Public/community Health