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nursing Accomplishments

Jun 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV Provost's office Sciences A full list of recipients is available online. To learn more about their projects, attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Forum on Aug. 9.  

Jun 19, 2017
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) has been accepted to the American Association of Colleges of Nurses’ Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. The structured professional development experience, which has prepared future deans and other top administrators for more than 15 years, includes assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, identification of success strategies, and consultation to achieve long-term goals. Fellows are selected to participate through a competitive application process.

Jun 15, 2017
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) has been selected by the American Physiological Society (APS) to host a Clark County biology teacher in the laboratory for eight weeks during the summer term as part of the organization’s Frontiers in Physiology program. This APS flagship program provides professional development for middle and high school science teachers by: Providing methods and materials that promote the integration of inquiry, equity, and technology into the middle/high school science classroom and into professional development programs Building ongoing working relationships among research scientists and middle/high school teachers through laboratory research, interactive workshops, and online communications Promoting the adoption of standards for K-12 content and pedagogy — especially inquiry, equity, and technology use — by middle and high school science teachers through ongoing in-service activities developed collaboratively by teachers and researchers Increasing teachers' skills in developing, assessing, and utilizing web-based curricular materials and resources, especially in integrating online resources into inquiry-based teaching. St. Pierre Schneider has provided scientific outreach and laboratory experiences for high school and college students during the past three summers.

May 26, 2017
Catherine Dingley and Rachell Ekroos (both Nursing) accepted invitations to join the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. The academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Dingley and Ekroos will join approximately 2,400 American Academy of Nursing fellows who are responsible for and dedicated to engaging with other health leaders outside the academy in transforming America's health system. They will be inducted as fellows during the academy’s October meeting.

May 3, 2017
Lori Candela (Nursing) received two UNLV awards recognizing her significant record of teaching excellence. Candela, who has taught at the university since 1999, earned the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, and is one of two faculty members to receive the inaugural UNLV Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.

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.