Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Laura Espinosa R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.

Laura Espinosa, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.

 

 

Laura Espinosa, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D.

Laura Espinosa, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D

Instructor
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute 
Director of Nursing
Methodist West Houston Hospital

E-mail: laespinosa@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-8181
Fax: 713-441-4427


Education

B.S.   The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX (Nursing)
M.S.N.   The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX (Acute Care Nursing)
Ph.D.   Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX (Philosophy of Nursing)
 

Biography

Laura Espinosa is the Director of Nursing for Methodist West Houston Hospital, specializing in critical care, cardiology/cardiovascular, medical/surgical oncology, post-anesthesia, and neurological fields. In addition to clinical and nursing management experience, including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Ms. Espinosa is a nursing activist as part of the Texas Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau. She is also a member of the National Honor Society of Nurses, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. She is Visiting Assistant Part-time Faculty at Texas Woman's University and was named one of the Texas Nurses Association 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2009.

Description of Research

Ms. Espinosa´s research centers on outcomes studies in critical care settings.

Major Areas of Research

Outcomes, critical care

Publications

Espinosa L, Young A, Symes L, Haile B, Walsh T. ICU Nurses' Experiences in Providing Terminal Care. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 33(3):273-281 (2010).