Dr. Alona D. Angosta is a tenured Associate Professor at the UNLV School of Nursing. She completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include (1) health promotion and disease prevention focusing on obesity and cardiovascular disease, (2) lifestyle interventions, (3) impact of physical activity on biomarkers, (4) health and technology, and (5) patient teaching and safety. She is a recipient of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program for her research projects and training. She is a Fellow of the NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Research Program and the John Crawford Neuman Systems Model Research Institute. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international professional conferences.
Dr. Angosta teaches in the PhD, MSN, and BSN programs. In the MSN program, she has taught courses focusing on the Family Nurse Practitioner pathway - primary care and the family, advanced physical assessment, children, adult and women’s health; and geriatric and chronic illness. In the PhD program, she has taught nursing theory and the research process, knowledge and development, and independent study courses. At the BSN level, she has taught pharmacology and pathophysiology, medical surgical, and nursing care of older adults. She has chaired or been a member of student dissertation and capstone projects.
In terms of clinical practice and service, Dr. Angosta is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains a primary care/urgent care practice in Henderson, Nevada. Her clinical experience includes: family practice, ambulatory and emergency care, internal medicine, trauma and critical care, military and cardiovascular nursing.
Dr. Angosta is a member of several committees. She is the Chair of the SON’s Academic Affairs Council, active member of the UNLV Biomedical IRB, Treasurer and Chair of Scholarship Council of the Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Kappa Chapter, President-Elect of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, and serves on the Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.