Perry Paul J. Espinosa, RN, PhD

What is your job title? Nurse Professor

For how long have you worked as a nurse? 18 years

What is your favorite thing about being a nurse?

I always felt a sense of pride being a nurse, as it is the most fulfilling and rewarding profession. It also offers unique opportunities because there will always be a need for nurses. Providing comfort and care to patients and families in their most vulnerable moment and seeing them smile as they recover is truly gratifying.

What are you passionate about?

It is all about connecting with a purpose that I am able to make a profound difference in the lives of others every single day.

What are your aspirations for the future?

Five years from now, I see myself as a mental health care innovator, creating research-driven, innovative health solutions, seeking to improve patient experiences and mental health care outcomes.