Griselle Batista Estrada, MSN, RN, is a wife, mother, psychiatric-mental health nurse, and nurse educator. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor and faculty at the Student Success Center at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Ms. Estrada has also served as a faculty advisor for the Hispanic Student Nursing Association at UTA since 2011 and was recognized as Faculty Advisor of the Year by the university in 2015.
Ms. Estrada obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Puerto Rico. She initiated her career as a medical-surgical nurse in Puerto Rico before moving to the United States. Years of volunteer service as a ministry leader in the faith community helped her to identify a need for Spanish-speaking mental health professionals. She chose to switch her career path, received a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami, and became a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. In 2006, Ms. Estrada recognized her love of teaching and transitioned into full-time nursing education. Currently, Ms. Estrada is seeking a PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University School of Nursing. Her research focus is suicide prevention and mental health promotion in the Hispanic population.
She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Nurses Association. Ms. Estrada is passionate about mentoring, promoting student success, raising awareness for mental health issues, and serving the Hispanic community. She is thrilled about her appointment as an MFP Fellow and hopes this wonderful opportunity will continue to build her knowledge, cultural competence, and leadership skills.