Erica M. Robles MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Erica M. Robles MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Texas Pan American 2008
Master of Science in Nursing at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 2017

Training:
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance: Progressive Coronary Care Unit, Edinburg, TX
Mi Tierra Adult Day Care, Mission, TX
Amigo Home Health, Weslaco, TX
Mollen Immunization Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
Erica M. Robles, APRN, FNP-BC

Personal:
I was born in Oceanside, CA, but was raised in Brownsville, TX. I am the oldest of three children and am extremely close to my family. I was an ambitious teenager; was a cheerleader, ran track, and started night classes at UTB as a junior. I graduated 7th in my high school class. As a young adult, I did a bit of traveling. I spent time in South America, visiting Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. I have traveled to England and have been to Italy twice. In 2007, I married my boyfriend of eight years. Presently, my husband and I live in McAllen, TX, with our two children, Trey and Erin, and our Great Dane, Lucy.

Church:
My family and I attend the children’s mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen, TX. I am blessed to be reunited with Monsignor Rev. Gustavo Barrera. He was present at my confirmation when I was 16 years old. It is important that we translate the universal themes of love, acceptance, sacrifice, and forgiveness into our daily lives.

Hobbies/Interests:
I love the arts – architecture, sculpting, painting, music, literature, dance, and theatre. I enjoy watching all kinds of sports. I love crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. I like early-morning runs with Lucy. Currently, my favorite pastime is having dance parties with my children in our living room.

Why did I become a Nurse Practitioner:
When I was 19, I was in a serious car accident. Interestingly, I do not have a single memory of a nurse, but my long recovery and the wonderful support of my family, friends, and boyfriend (now husband) resonate within me during each patient encounter. I love doing something meaningful and purposeful. I feel being a nurse practitioner puts me in a position to help others and relate to them in ways that they do not always expect.

Favorites:
Food: I love all kinds of food, from Indian to Filipino, but a good bowl of Mexican caldo de res warms my heart. Movie: My Fair Lady (1964) Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.