Angela F. Amar

Dean and Professor, UNLV School of Nursing
Expertise: Mental health nursing, Sexual and dating violence, Diversity in nursing leadership, Forensic nursing


Angela Amar is professor and dean of UNLV’s School of Nursing. 

An active researcher and administrator, Amar has dedicated her nursing career to enhancing diversity in nursing leadership and to improving care and support for survivors of violence, particularly dating violence. Her research on dating violence, sexual assault, and mental health responses to traumatic experiences has earned funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She has published research in numerous academic journals and is co-author of the book, A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing.  

Amar is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in advanced practice adult psychiatric and mental health, and as an advanced forensic nurse. She is on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars program.

Prior to joining UNLV in 2018, she developed forensic nursing programs for Emory University, Georgetown University and Boston College, and she established an educational model for nursing schools nationwide. 


  • Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Pennsylvania

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Angela F. Amar In The News

KCLV Channel 2
May 16, 2022
On this episode we're going to talk about a profession that deserves all the accolades we can possibly muster up, I'm talking about nursing.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
March 17, 2022
Worker shortages persist across Southern Nevada hospitals, although COVID-19 cases have dropped in recent weeks.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
February 9, 2022
Nurses across Las Vegas have left the area or the profession during the pandemic, leaving critical staffing shortages as the omicron surge swept through Nevada and filled hospitals.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
January 21, 2022
Hospital staffing remains in ‘crisis’ as hospital bed occupancy rises to 98% in Clark County

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Campus News | February 10, 2022

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Campus News | January 25, 2021

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

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