Leslie Robbins

Health Sciences and School of Nursing Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Leslie K Robbins
Professor, School of Nursing - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Dean, School of Nursing

Leslie K. Robbins, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, RN, FAANP, is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Education in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at El Paso. Prior to her current endeavor, she served as a Trauma Resolution Therapist, in which position she employed specialized, person-focused, solution-centered methods of psychotherapy that draw on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with other therapeutic methods. Dr. Robbins, as she is often referred to, established the first DNP program at The University of Texas at El Paso and currently serves as the director. She also developed a grant-supported distance education Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and therefore increased the number of mental health practitioners across the nation. Leslie K. Robbins, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, RN, FAANP, is dedicated to both student and faculty success. Her clinical practice focuses on providing mental health care to underserved populations. She attributes her success to moving with a good oriented mind set and to her corrective persistence. A published author, Leslie is also found engaging in local, regional, national and international public speaking. She features nearly 40 years of experience in nursing with a special focus on nursing administration and nursing education and always guided by her passion for nursing.


  1. Mental and Behavioral Health
  2. Addictive Disorders
  3. TBI
  4. Interprofessional Education
  5. Emotional Intelligence