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Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Nancy Nivison Menzel researches the health of workers, community health, health planning, and health risk assessment.
Dean, School of Nursing
A seasoned expert on nursing education and one of Nevada's most resounding voices the future of health care.
UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
Nursing professor Jay Tan uses pharmacogenetics to unlock the medications and dosages that work for a patient's individual genetic makeup.
Nursing In The News
Nevada has long struggled to help people with mental illnesses and the state, like many areas of the country, is struggling with the opioid crisis. But could both of those problems be addressed with technology from the 50s?
Less than a year ago, 74-year-old Roosevelt Bennett’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had progressed to the point that he says he didn’t get out of bed at night to go to the bathroom for fear the exertion would make him “run out of air and die.”
At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion.
No nurse — in fact, no patient, no wide-eyed puppy, no sentient creature anywhere — should ever have to face Dr. Sandy Beirle when she’s looking for missing lab results. Take Caitlin Bagwell, a student at the UNLV school of nursing, who recently walked into an examination room and offered Beirle an innocent “Good morning.”
“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.
But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.