Dr. Jennifer Kawi is an alumna of the MSN/FNP program at UNLV and a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialty in chronic pain management. She teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate programs with backgrounds in critical care, cardiovascular, post anesthesia, and medical-surgical nursing. Kawi has additional leadership and administrative experience especially in licensure and accreditation of ambulatory surgery facilities.
Kawi completed her doctoral degree in nursing at University of Colorado Denver, a top graduate and research-intensive nursing program. Her program of research focuses on chronic pain, chronic illnesses, self-management, self-management support, and diversity in nursing. She has received several awards for her nursing contributions. She has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, regional, and national conferences.
Kawi is a reviewer for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Scholars Review. She serves on the School of Nursing Bylaws Committee. She is a faculty counselor for the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Additionally, she has active memberships with several organizations. She also chairs and serves in committees for capstones, theses, and dissertations.