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Celina L. Valenzuela, APRN, FNP-C

Celina L. Valenzuela, APRN, FNP-C Photo

Provider Type: Nurse Practitioner

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Family Nurse Practitioner


General Summary

Celina L. Valenzuela, APRN, FNP-C, is a board certified nurse practitioner at Texas Oncology in the El Paso region. Celina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas at El Paso. She began her career in oncology nursing as a surgical and medical oncology nurse at a local hospital in El Paso. In 2018, Celina joined Texas Oncology where she worked as a medical oncology clinic nurse lead and earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a subspecialty in family care. With more than eight years of medical oncology nursing experience, Celina is currently working on obtaining her advanced oncology certified nurse (AOCN) certification and plans to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice at her alma mater. Celina speaks fluent Spanish and is an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Originally from El Paso, Celina enjoys taking piano lessons, baking, and traveling the world.


  • Master of Science in Nursing
    The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
    The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse of The Year, St. David’s HealthCare (2020)
  • Oncology Nurse Society

Previous Clinical Practice

  • Texas Oncology– Joe Battle, Registered Nurse Lead, El Paso, TX (October 2022 – March 2023)
  • Texas Oncology–Joe Battle , Registered Nurse, El Paso, TX (September 2018 – October 2022)
  • Las Palmas Medical Center, Medical Surgical and Oncology Unit Supervisor, El Paso, TX (June 2015 – June 2020)
  • Kindred Hospital El Paso, Patient Assessment Coordinator, El Paso, TX (August 2017 – February 2018)

Why did you become a nurse practitioner?

I became a nurse practitioner because I am passionate about helping others, specifically patients and their families. Throughout my nursing career, I have developed a strong passion for this field as well as my desire to help make a difference in those facing one of the most challenging times in their life – such as a cancer diagnosis. I decided to continue growing in my career and become an advanced practice provider to care for patients firsthand alongside some of the most compassionate medical oncologists I have had the pleasure in working with.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

I believe in personalized patient care versus solely focusing on treating a general cancer type. My philosophy is to help patients feel comfortable and confident in the care I or we as a practice provides in optimizing patient outcomes.