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Trina Aguirre

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program 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

Courses Taught

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

Public Service

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.