Alona Angosta

Associate Professor
Director of Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program
Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease, Health Disparities, Obesity, Lifestyle Interventions


Alona D. Angosta is a tenured associate professor and the M.S.N. program coordinator at the UNLV School of Nursing. She completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include health promotion and disease prevention focusing on obesity and cardiovascular disease; lifestyle interventions; impact of physical activity on biomarkers; health and technology; and patient teaching and safety.

She is a recipient of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program for her research projects and training. She is a Fellow of the NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Research Program, John Crawford Neuman Systems Model Research Institute, and AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP). She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international professional conferences.

In terms of clinical practice and service, Angosta is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and maintains a primary care practice in Henderson. Her clinical experience includes: family practice, ambulatory and emergency care, internal medicine, trauma and critical care, military and cardiovascular nursing.

She has served in professional committees including: SON’s Academic Affairs Council, UNLV Biomedical IRB, treasurer and chair of Scholarship Council of the Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Kappa Chapter, president-elect of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, and Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.



  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Hawaii
  • M.S., Nursing, UNLV
  • B.S., Nursing, UNLV

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Las Vegas Review Journal
June 8, 2020
Mark StHilaire knew he had high blood pressure when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he didn’t realize that the underlying health condition put him at risk of serious complications from the disease.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 6, 2020
There may never have been another point — at least in our lifetimes — when the work, sacrifices and impact of nurses, and other health care workers, were more obvious to so many people than now.