Griselle B. Estrada, MSN, RN, is a wife, mother, Psychiatric-Mental health nurse, and nurse educator. Currently, she is fully dedicated to completing her PhD in Nursing with a focus on Transcultural Nursing. She expects to graduate in the summer of 2020. Ms. Estrada aims to bring additional research focus on suicide prevention and mental health promotion in the U.S. Hispanic population.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Puerto Rico. She initiated her career as a medical-surgical nurse in Puerto Rico before moving to the U.S. Years of volunteer service as a ministry leader in the faith community helped her to identify a need for Spanish-speaking mental health professionals. She changed her career path, received a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami, and became a Psychiatric-Mental health nurse practitioner. In 2006, Ms. Estrada recognized her love of teaching and transitioned into full-time nursing education.
She is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, serving on the Executive Board of her local chapter and on the Membership Committee at the national level. Ms. Estrada is passionate about mentoring, raising awareness about mental health issues, and serving the Hispanic community. She is thrilled about her appointment as an MFP Fellow and hopes this wonderful opportunity will continue to build her research skills, knowledge, and leadership skills.