DNP, RNDirector, Southwest Region
Dean for Nursing and Allied Health South Texas College – McAllen, Texas
Dr. Valerio completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Education Leadership at American Sentinel University. He has a Master of Arts in Nursing from Angeles University Foundation, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the Assumption.
Dr. Valerio currently serves as the Dean for Nursing and Allied Health for South Texas College and has over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse in the field of medical-surgical nursing and nursing education. He provides leadership and academic guidance to faculty, staff, and students, monitors trends in nursing and allied healthcare fields, ensures adherence to federal, state, and college regulations, and establishes strategic partnerships with healthcare organizations and nursing and allied health associations locally, regionally, and nationwide. Dr. Valerio oversees 12 different nursing and allied health care programs across three campuses.
Dr. Valerio started at South Texas College in 2000 as faculty for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program and in June 2011, became the Program Chair. In 2014, Dr. Valerio served as Instructional Specialist Workforce Educational Course Manual (WECM) Reviewer of Nursing Curriculum and as an Institutional Research Review Board Committee for Mission Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Valerio is active within the community, serving as the South Texas State representative for Texas Team Coalition Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN), Texas Nurses’ Association, Texas Society of Allied Health Professions, Texas Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning, Advisory Panel for the University of Texas Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care, and Board Advisory of the Philippine Nurses Association of South Texas Rio Grande Valley Chapter. In addition, he is currently a member of Sigma Theta-Tau International Honor Society, Chi Alpha Chapter, International Nursing Scholar Laureate, and Golden Key International Nursing Society.