Hollywood, Florida, United States

RN BSN Dept. Chair, MDC, Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, SIGMA Virginia Henderson Fellow

About Guillermo Valdes, DNP, PGCNE, MSN-HCS, ANCC MEDSURG-BC

Dr. Valdes has been a nursing professional in a variety of clinical practices, nursing education and academic leadership roles for thirty 35 years in Miami Dade County. During his clinical and educational tenure at Jackson Health System (JHS), Dr. Valdes advocated outstanding professionalism and commitment for the patients, nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals. As a member of the Education and Professional Development Department, Dr. Valdes was the chairperson of the Research and Evidence- Based Practice Council, Chairperson of the Professional Development Council and led the initiative for a professional development career pathway for clinical nurses. He coordinated the RN Medical Surgical Residency Program, re-initiated the Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds Program, was the nursing representative for the Clinical Research Review Committee and responsible for all employees and clinical employees’ mandatory education. Dr. Valdes as a role model collaborated with the JHS, Center for Nursing Excellence on Magnet initiatives and unit-based quality improvement projects. In 2011, Dr. Valdes was recognized as “March of Dimes Nurse of the Year” for clinical and academic education. Dr. Valdes has received numerous accolades that are reflective of his lifelong commitment to academic and clinical practice excellence, recognized by his peers in 2013 as “Great 100 Nurses”, Florida Nurses Association (FNA). In 2015, Dr. Valdes was nominated as “US Professor of the Year” Carnegie Foundation representing nursing at MDC, Medical Campus. Dr. Valdes in 2016 was recognized by the FNA for consistently promoting an environment of nursing excellence and by the Florida Center for Nursing as a nurse leader. As a Department Chair: RN to BSN Program at Miami Dade College (MDC), Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, he consistently promotes an atmosphere of academic achievement fostering student-centered learning in a competency-based education environment.

At MDC, Dr. Valdes contributed to two program accreditation visits (ACEN and CCNE) in 2016 and created the strategic plan for a successful CCNE re-accreditation visit in 2021. Dr. Valdes has consistently increased student enrollment and satisfaction, developed the scholars’ program in two large healthcare delivery teaching institutions, promoted faculty scholarship and wellness with a faculty led professional development initiative using the Boyer’s Model scholarship indicators reflecting on the American Association of Colleges in Nursing faculty scholarship. In 2019, Dr. Valdes received the ICON Award “Mentor Role Model” Icon category from the FNA for his contributions to the nursing profession and completed a one year post graduate certificate specialty in Nursing Education at Duke University School of Nursing.

Upcoming Conferences

Nursing Leadership: Empower, Engage, Excel 2024
Nursing Leadership: Empower, Engage, Excel 2024
Theme: The Journey Into the Future of Nursing
Los Angeles, USA
April 22-23, 2024


Prof. Dr. Anouar Alami
Prof. Dr. Anouar Alami
Professor, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Moroco.
Prof. Dr. Leticia M. Estevinho
Prof. Dr. Leticia M. Estevinho
Braganca, Portugal
Professor, Dept. of Biology & Biotechnology, School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (ESA-IPB), Portugal.
Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D.
Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D.
Washington DC, USA
Professor, Dept. of Global Health, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA.
Prof. Istvan Toth
Prof. Istvan Toth
Brisbane, Australia
Chair in Biological Chemistry & Professor of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland (UQ)
Robyn Nelson, PhD, MS, RN
Robyn Nelson, PhD, MS, RN
California, USA
Emeritus Professor, CSU Sacramento, USA
Dr. Oara Neumann
Dr. Oara Neumann
Texas, USA
Research Scientist at Rice University, Texas, USA
Dr. CecIle Jugroot
Dr. Cecile Malardier-Jugroot
Ontario, Canada
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and VP Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
Dr Clare Hoskins
Dr Clare Hoskins
United Kingdom
Reader at University of Strathclyde, UK
Samer Hussein, Ph.D.
Samer Hussein, Ph.D.
Québec, Canada
Professeur adjoint, Département de Biologie Moléculaire, Biochimie Médicale et Pathologie
Donald Davidoff
Dr. Donald Davidoff, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts, United States
Chief, Department of Neuropsychology at McLean Hospital, Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School
Dr. Jean-Yves Masson
Dr. Jean-Yves Masson
Quebec, Canada
Full Professor, Université Laval
Dr. Donna Hedges
Donna Hedges, PhD, MSN, MBA, CNE
Texas, USA
Assistant Dean, Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio, Texas
Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Executive Dean of Healthcare Initiatives at Capella University
Dr. Oliver J. Morgan, Professor Scranton, PA , Counseling & Human Services University of Scranton
Oliver J. Morgan, Ph.D., LMFT, MAC
Professor Scranton, PA , Counseling & Human Services University of Scranton
Dr. Hank Hill
Hank C. Hill, MD, Surgical Oncology
Florida, USA
Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Board Certified General Surgeon
Prof.Dr. Fusun Terzioglu (RN, Msc, PhD) Atilim University
Ankara Province, Turkey
Dean of Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Subbaya Subramanian
Dr. Subbaya Subramanian
St. Paul, USA
Professor, Department of Surgery University of Minnesota Medical School
Hilal Arnouk
Hilal Arnouk, MD, PhD
Chicago, USA
Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology at Midwestern University
Reezena H. Malaska
Dr. Reezena H. Malaska, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN
Florida, USA
Critical Care Educator/Clinical Instructor/Professor
Dr. Myron Szewczuk
Myron R. Szewczuk, Ph.D.
Ontario, Canada
Professor of Immunology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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