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Nelson Tuazon


Vice President & Associate Chief Nursing Officer

University Health System

Nelson Tuazon is currently Vice President & Associate Chief Nursing Officer at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Tuazon has 40 years of experience in nursing practice, academia, administration, and executive leadership. With an exceptional record of accomplishment in promoting healthcare system excellence, he has served as a Magnet Appraiser for the American Nursing Credentialing Center. He has mentored nursing executives who became Magnet Appraisers. His involvement in professional associations and boards have influenced public policy and nursing practice. He served as the President, New Jersey Board of Nursing, Board Member, NJ Initiative on Nursing Faculty Shortage, President, South Central Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership, President, Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey and San Antonio, and Founder, San Antonio Nursing Consortium. He was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Philippine Nurses Association of America and served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, the international peer-reviewed publication of the Philippine Nurses Association of America. He was the editor of the book entitled, Philippine Nurses Association of America: A Tapestry, memorializing the 40-year history of PNAA in the United States. Dr. Tuazon is an alumnus of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellowship Program, Cohort 2008-2011.

Dr. Tuazon received his BSN and MA in Education from Angeles University, Philippines, MSN from Seton Hall University, MBA from Monmouth University, DBA from Northcentral University, and DNP from Grand Canyon University, AZ (2018).

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