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nursing Accomplishments

Apr 19, 2017
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) received the 2016 Non-Research Article of the Year accolade by the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Doolen co-authored “High-Fidelity Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Review of Simulation Reviews,” which the journal’s editorial board identified as quality work that advances the science of simulation, and stands out from all other articles published during 2016.

Mar 22, 2017
Maki Muroi (Health Care Administration), working with her adviser, Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), as well as with Alona Angosta (Nursing), published a paper, “Medication Errors, Drug Classifications, and Consequence of Errors: Are They Related?” in the January issue of Applied Nursing Research. The online version of the paper has been the most-read article since its publication on the journal's website. The paper was based on a study funded by the National Council of State Board of Nursing.

Mar 20, 2017
Alona Angosta and Reimund Serafica (Nursing) co-authored “Assessing Physical Activity Levels in Filipino Americans With Hypertension Using the Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity Questionnaire,” which examined and compared the activity level of Filipino Americans from the Southwest region of the United States to the national physical activity guidelines’ findings. The article appeared in the March issue of the Journal of Health Care Management and Practice.  

Mar 15, 2017
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) co-authored “Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment,” which concluded high knowledge level of cardiovascular risk factors was not sufficient to lower potential risks within the study population, but changing perception of those factors may play a bigger role in reducing long-term risks. The article appeared in the Journal of American College Health’s March issue.   

Mar 9, 2017
Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, and departments of Physical Therapy and Psychology hosted the third annual Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Day during the first week of March. The day-long event provided students with group interactions such as a poverty simulation designed to encourage collaborative, positive patient outcomes when they begin working in clinical settings. Nearly 50 faculty and staff volunteers made the day possible for more than 180 students. The next IPE Day is tentatively scheduled for spring semester 2018.

Feb 27, 2017
Hyunhwa “Henna” Lee (Nursing) authored “Advancing Nursing Research With Genomic Approaches: A Review of Methodological Considerations,” which presents essential concepts in genetics/genomics for nursing and health care research. The article appeared in the January issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

Jan 27, 2017
Nada Lukkahatai, Du Feng (both Nursing), and James Navalta (Allied Health Sciences) received a $24,000 research grant from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation for the study “Effect of Exercise on Cancer Related Fatigue, Heat Shock Protein, and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors.” The UNLV Center for Biobehavioral Interdisciplinary Science in the School of Nursing provided preparation support for the grant’s application. Lukkahatai is the principal investigator.  

Jan 24, 2017
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) co-authored “Asian American Women's Resilience: An Integrative Review,” which explores the current state of knowledge regarding the resilience of Asian American women. The article was published in the December issue of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

Jan 20, 2017
The School of Nursing graduated its largest class since 2006 with 89 undergraduate and graduate students. Students graduate during the spring, summer, and fall semester each year, with the school averaging 175 grads per year. Since opening in 1965, the school has graduated nearly 4,500 students.

Jan 19, 2017
The School of Nursing earned a spot among the country’s top online graduate nursing programs according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report of best online graduate degree programs. This is the fourth consecutive year the school has earned the recognition. The school’s masters of science in nursing program ranked 20th out of 149 surveyed programs that offer curriculums entirely online. The UNLV School of Nursing has appeared among the list’s top 15 percent since 2014. U.S. News ranked online nursing programs in five distinct areas: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. The school’s master’s program offers two tracks — family nurse practitioner and nurse educator — that prepare advanced clinicians and educators in nursing to serve the health needs of the community and educate future nursing care providers. The UNLV School of Nursing offers all of its graduate-level courses online, including a doctor of nursing practice degree and a PhD in nursing. Visit U.S. News and World Report to view the complete list of rankings and ranking methodology.