Angela Silvestri-Elmore

Director, Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Associate Professor of Nursing
Expertise: Cultural competence in health care, Obesity management in primary care, Best practices in nursing education, Assessment and testing

Biography

Angela Silvestri-Elmore is an expert on obesity management, best practices in nursing education, and cultural competence within the health care industry. Her area of scholarship centers on preparing new graduates for their licensure exams. She has published research on health behaviors and cardiovascular disease risk in college students and young adults.

A member of the School of Nursing faculty since 2016, Silvestri-Elmore serves as director of the undergraduate nursing program and teaches courses for the pre-requisite and undergraduate nursing programs focused on topics including nutrition and human development, gerontological nursing, and nursing leadership. She is a Certified Nurse Educator who has extensive experience as a registered nurse and currently practices at the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center as a board-certified family nurse practitioner.

Silvestri-Elmore is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and a three-time recipient of the Nevada Nurses Foundation's Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada Award.

Education

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, Advanced Practice, UNLV
  • Ph.D., Nurse Education, UNLV
  • MSN, Nursing Education, UNLV
  • BAS, Sociology, Salve Regina University
  • BSN, Nursing, Salve Regina University

Angela Silvestri-Elmore In The News

K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
March 18, 2022
Many health care workers are exhausted and overworked as staffing shortages remain a major issue in the valley.
U.S. News and World Report
February 5, 2022
Nursing student Acacia Herndon doesn’t graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas until June, but she’s already getting a jump on her career and providing some much-needed assistance at Centennial Hills Hospital during the stressful COVID-19 pandemic.
Las Vegas Sun
February 1, 2022
UNLV nursing student Acacia Herndon doesn’t graduate until June, but she’s already getting a jump on her career and providing some much-needed assistance at Centennial Hills Hospital during the stressful COVID-19 pandemic.

Articles Featuring Angela Silvestri-Elmore

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People | July 9, 2020

Determination and a crucial letter from a Nursing faculty member allowed Alyssa Macleod to get back into the country just in time for her clinical classes.