Dr. Alona D. Angosta teaches in both the baccalaureate and graduate programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing. She also is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains clinical practice in Las Vegas. Her clinical experience includes: family practice, internal medicine, emergency care, trauma and critical care, military and cardiovascular nursing.
Angosta completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her program of research includes coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and CHD prevention among Filipino Americans. Her research foci are: a) CHD knowledge, b) prevalence of CHD risk factors, c) prevalence of metabolic syndrome, and d) primary and secondary prevention strategies to decrease CHD risk. She is a recipient of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, a National Institutes of Health program for her research projects and training. With this grant, she completed two major research projects: she examined the prevalence of CHD risk factors among Filipino Americans and the effects of ballroom dance on the anthropometric measurements and hemodynamic responses of Filipino Americans residing in Clark County, Nevada. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has presented at regional, national, and international nursing and scientific conferences. She is also a reviewer and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Angosta is the Chair of the School’s Scholarship Affairs Council. She mentors graduate students on dissertation and capstone projects. She is also the Vice President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Kappa Chapter and a member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee; Nevada Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.