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Dr. Calvillo has been at Calstate LA since June, 1990. From the beginning she has been interested in student issues and has been an advocate for student rights. She is currently the Nurse Counselor, which is a service provided for students to assist with academic problems and other related concerns. In this position she coordinates tutorial assistance and one to one guidance on how to access personal counseling and other campus resources. She is currently the Faculty Sponsor for the Peer Mentor Program, which is a group of nursing stduents interested in helping the newly admitted students. Dr. Calvillo was nominated by a group of students for the "Outstanding Professor of the Year Award", which she received for 1997-1998.
Dr. Calvillo has taught at least 14 different courses, mostly at the undergraduate level. She has revised the graduate nursing theory class and consistently teaches this course both on campus and off site. Her teaching interests vary but her major concern is for learning that will be useful as well as pleasureable. As Division Coordinator for 16 undergraduate courses her main concern is to provide consistentcy of content taught across all course sections. Additionally, she is concerned with students inability to meet pre-requisities to courses to avoid problems with completion of the program. To avoid this she is most interested providing a set schedule so that students can attain their goals on a timely basis. She is interested in helping underserved students and in the use of a variety of learning strategies appropriate with multicultural groups.
Dr. Calvillo's interests evolve around health beliefs of patients from different cultures. Her disseration as well as her current research, publications, and presentations have focused in this area of interest. She is currently Co-Investigator for and NINR/NIH funded project, which has looked at "A Health Promotion Model for Hispanics with Diabetes". The project is in the final stages of data collection and analysis. She has also participated in projects that focused on assisting underserved nursing students.
Representative Professional Activities
Doctorate in Nursing Science Nursing 6/91
Master Nursing 3/94
B.S. Nursing 12/93
Diploma Nursing 6/64