Director of the Osakidetza University School of Nursing in Vitoria-Gasteiz
She is a Graduate in Nursing, has a specialisation in Mental Health Nursing and has a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and multiple and varied continuing education.
She began her professional career as a General Nurse at the Txagorritu Hospital in Vitoria-Gasteiz more than 42 years ago (1981). In 1984, when the Acute Psychiatry Unit was opened in the other hospital in the city, Hospital de Santiago Apóstol, she joined the unit as a specialist mental health nurse. Later, in the early 90s, she moved to the Txagorritxu Hospital where she worked initially as a Paediatric Nurse and later as General Supervisor in the afternoons and evenings.
Since November 1994, she has been a lecturer at the University School of Nursing in Vitoria-Gasteiz, her area of knowledge being Mental Health Nursing. At the same time, since 1998, when the Teaching Unit for the Speciality of Mental Health Nursing in Osakidetza was accredited, she has been Head of Studies in Specialised Health Training for 20 years. member of the National Commission for this speciality, at the proposal of the Ministry of Education.
Over the years, she has also collaborated in many teaching activities in postgraduate courses and in the Osakidetza Continuing Education Programme; and she has participated in different forums for the dissemination of knowledge. Currently for the last 8 years (2015), she has been the Director of the University School of Nursing of Vitoria-Gasteiz of Osakidetza / Basque Health Service, a teaching centre attached to the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.