Audra Xenakis

Lead Instructor, VN


Vocational Nursing

Courses Taught

VNSG 2331: Advanced Nursing Skills

VNSG 1460: Clinical LVN Training II


2018 University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio; Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1992 McClennan Community College, Waco; Associate Degree in Nursing

1991 Temple College, Temple;  Vocational Nursing Certificate 

Teaching Experience

Temple College-Assistant Professor, Vocational Nursing

Temple College-Clinical Teaching Assistant, Clinical Simulation 


Professional Experience

Mrs. Xenakis’s thirty year nursing career has spanned roles and responsibilities as charge nurse, nursing director, nurse manager, clinical nurse research coordinator, staff nurse, childbirth educator, keynote speaker, and author. Her service has included medical, surgical, pediatrics, and obstetrics within acute and ambulatory settings. 

Mrs. Xenakis cohosts two weekly radio programs with Dr. Alan Xenakis on NPR’s affiliated station KAMU-FM 90.9 in College Station Texas, Xpress with Doc X MD and Audra RN© focused on discussing ethical dilemmas in variety of interests. Twice weekly during NPR’s Morning Edition, Mrs. Xenakis co-hosts and co-produces Doc X MD and Audra RN Funny Feelings©. These vignettes are three minute audios that bring answers to mind, body, and behavior puzzlers on “why we do what we do”

Professional Publications

Caplinger, P., Cooney, A., Bledsoe, C., Hagan, P., Smith, A., Whitfield, P., … Tipton, P. H. (2015). Breastfeeding outcomes following bariatric surgery. Clinical Lactation, 6(4), 144-152. doi:10.1891/2158-0782.6.4.144

Hernandez, A. (1997). Giving the customer what they want. Childbirth Instructor Magazine.