Elias Provencio-Vasquez

Eli Provencio-Vasquez PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP

Dean and Professor
  • College of Nursing
Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Administrative Assistant Info:

Name:Kimberly Santamaria


Dr. Provencio-Vasquez is a highly experienced nurse educator, eminent researcher and proven administrator. With over 40 years of health care experience, he contributes a tremendous amount of knowledge to the College of Nursing both as a dean and a professor.

Dr. Provencio-Vasquez has served as a clinical nurse, nurse researcher, nurse educator, school administrator and pediatric neonatal nurse practitioner. His former position as Dean of the Nursing School at the University of Texas-El Paso provides him with unique qualifications for his new role as the 11th Dean of the University of Colorado College of Nursing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Women at Risk for substance use/abuse, high risk sexual behavior and intimate partner violence
  • Bi-lingual

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Post-Graduate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas-Houston School of Nursing 2001
  • PhD in Nursing Research, University of Arizona College of Nursing 1992
  • Master's in Maternal/Child Nursing, University of Arizona College of Nursing 1986
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate University of Arizona Colleges of Nursing/Medicine 1983
  • Bachelor's in Nursing, Northern Arizona University 1981
  • Associate of Arts in Nursing (AAN), Gateway Community College 1978
  • Associate's in Mental Health, Gateway Community College 1975


  • FAAN

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