Angela (Angel) Yanez is the Interim Chair of the School of Nursing as well as the Simulation Coordinator and Nursing Education Resource Center Manager at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri where she is an Assistant Professor. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing and her Master’s Degree from the University of Central Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duquesne University. Angel has attended Catholic schools since kindergarten, with the exception of her Master’s program.
Throughout her nursing career, she has worked in ICU, med surg, and for many years in Home Health and Hospice Care. Angel has spent many years teaching and working in the community, providing community education through her work in hospice. She taught classes in a lunch and learn setting as a guest speaker at the Landon Center at KU, and at local and regional conferences on topics related to pain management, end-of-life care, and hospice regulatory and quality care issues. Angel also worked as a hospice consultant.
Since moving to the world of academia Angel became certified as a Healthcare Simulation Education specialist. She has contributed to the textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs (Palaganas, Maxworthy, Epps and Mancini; expected publication 2021) related to the “Just in Time” simulation. In the School of Nursing, she has created several new and novel simulation scenarios to help nursing students develop the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking needed to excel as nurses. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Missouri Nurses Association. She has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Societies.
She and her high school sweetheart husband have been married since 1983 and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren (and counting) and are lifelong Northland residents. When not working you can find her with family, enjoying the Chiefs and Royals, playing with the grandkids, or walking her dog, Tsunami the 7-pound chihuahua.