Eli Provencio-Vasquez

Elias Provencio-Vasquez, RN, PhD

Dean and Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing

Dr. Provencio-Vasquez is an experienced nurse educator, eminent researcher and proven administrator with more than 40 years of health care experience. He served as a clinical nurse, nurse researcher, nurse educator, school administrator and pediatric neonatal nurse practitioner. His former position as dean of the nursing school at the University of Texas-El Paso provides him with unique qualifications for his current role in the CU College of Nursing. Dr. Provencio-Vasquez has a master’s in maternal and child nursing and PhD in nursing research. He is a first- generation college graduate of Mexican immigrants. Becoming the ‘first’ would emerge as a theme as he became the first Latino male to earn a doctorate in nursing and head a nursing school in the United States.


Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Suite 4141

Box L603

Aurora, CO 80045



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