• Loana Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Allied Health, comes to Coastal Bend College with 20 plus years of nursing experience.  Her experience initiated with Medical Assistant and escalated to a Licensed Vocational Nurse (Bee County College), and Registered Nurse (Del Mar College).  Hernandez has been an Interim Director of the Vocational Nursing program for Coastal Bend College for over a year.  Her education includes earning an Associates of Applied Science in Registered Nursing Degree (Del Mar), and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Registered Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing Educator (Texas A&M Corpus Christi). 

    Hernandez work experience includes working for the Christus Spohn system and Kingsville Nursing Rehab Center, where she was a nurse and worked Medical/Surgical/Telemetry/Pediatric Unit, trained nurses in Telemetry, ICU, ER, and Nursery.  She also managed and assigned nurses to patients. 

    Hernandez is a member of the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, American Nurses Association, and Texas Community College Teachers Association. 


    Presented at The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Conference:  

    • Hernandez, Loana and Garcia, Julia presented Bringing the Simulation Lab into the Classroom on December 4, 2017 in Dallas, TX. 
    • Hernandez, Loana and Cuyler, Kathy presented Career focused student learning. December 2015 in Houston, T 

    Presented at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Conferences:   

    Hernandez, Loana, Garcia, Julia, Espinoza, Beatriz, Lado, Julius and Salinas, Gabriela presented Success in Innovative Partnership: Hospital and Community College Collaboration, in October 2017 in San Diego, CA.

    Presented at the Texas Distance Learning Association: 

    Hernandez, Loana and Cuyler, Kathy presented Help! I want a live teacher. March 2015 in San Antonio, TX