Tanya Villegas
Faculty - Nursing

BHCC 139

Office Hours:

My office hours vary by week depending on when I am on site and my work in the ER. Please always feel free to email me and let me know ahead of time if you plan to drop in. 

Week 12- 11/8 2:00-4:00

                 11/9 2:00-3:00

Week 13- 11/14 2:00-4:00

                11/16 12:30-1:30

Week 14- 11/22 9:00-12:00

Week 15- 11/27 12:30-1:30

                 11/29 2:00-4:00

Week 16- 12/4- 12:30-1:30

                 12/7- 8:30-10:30




  • BS, Faulkner University
  • AS, Saddleback College
  • MS, Loyola University In New Orleans

Tanya Villegas, MSN-RN, TNCC, ENPC

Bachelors in Business Administration- Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL- 2004

Associates Degree Nursing- Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA- 2016

Masters of Science in Nursing- Nursing Leadership- Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA- 2019


Your nursing background or areas of clinical expertise:

I spent the first 7 years of my career on a fast paced orthopedic/surgical floor at a small community hospital. I cared for everything from acutely ill to elective surgery patients. About 2 years ago I switched to working in our Emergency Department. I am a certified trauma nurse and have my certificate in emergency pediatric care as well. We see all different kinds of patients from the community.

Why did you choose to teach nursing?

My experience at bedside helped develop the critical thinking skills I want to pass on to future nurses. I appreciated the nurses who helped me with my education and I have enjoyed helping new nurses at the bedside. Being able to share what I have learned in my own career feels like giving back to those before me.  

What are some ways you help our diverse students to succeed in the nursing program? 

I feel it is important to remember every student can be different in their needs or understanding of concepts we are teaching. Success can be as effortless as offering time to ask questions, hands on demonstrations, and constant reminders that we were all new at some time and that I still learn something new all the time- and so will they.

Share a favorite quote or a "fun fact" about yourself: 

I went to 10 different schools during my K-12 education years. I have lived in 8 different states as well as living in Bermuda until I was 3 years old.

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