College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)
Dr. Aguirre is an Senior Contributing Faculty member for Walden University. She holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Aguirre's primary field of research is obesity. Her current research is in Food Addiction. She has taught Leadership, Policy, Community Health, Evidence-Based Practice, Rural clinical and Gerontology courses for 14 years and has taught graduate students in research courses for 7 years. Prior to teaching she worked primarily with older adults in home health settings and nursing homes. She resides in the rural Nebraska community of Mitchell. In addition to her love of teaching and learning with and from students and fellow nurses, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Albert and their 6 children and 9 grandchildren. Her hobbies include hiking, fishing and camping
NURS 3150 - Foundations Nursing Research
NURS 4105 - Advocacy Through Healthcare Policy
NURS 3005 - Context of Healthcare Delivery
PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE United States
Healthy Families Program, Organizer - Scottsbluff, NE United States
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, Volunteer - Scottsbluff, NE United States
Awards / Honors
Pennie Z Davis Faculty Research Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2017
Silver U Performance Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010
Ada M. Lindsey Professional Service Award UNM, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2014
Aguirre, T. M., Joshi, A. (2018). Computer-based Education: Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy/Duration in Rural Latinas. WIN.
Aguirre, T. M., Wilhelm, S. (2014). Abuela to Mother Motivational Interviewing Intervention Pilot Study.
Aguirre, T. M., Koehler, A., Tovar, A. (2015). Relationships among hypertension, waist circumference and body composition in a rural Mexican-American population.