Jennifer Kawi has been in the nursing field since 1992. She is a board certified advanced practice registered nurse in family practice with a specialty in chronic pain management.
Kawi’s research focuses on chronic pain and its management as well as the biobehavioral processes involved in chronic pain mechanisms. She teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate programs with backgrounds in critical care, cardiovascular, post anesthesia, and medical-surgical nursing. Kawi has additional leadership and administrative experience especially in licensure and accreditation of ambulatory surgery facilities.
Kawi has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented in national and international interdisciplinary conferences in her areas of expertise. Additionally, she is an editorial board member of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal and reviewer for several refereed journals; treasurer of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association; and serves on the UNLV School of Nursing Bylaws Committee.
- Ph.D, Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver
- M.S., Nursing, FNP-BC, UNLV
- B.S., Nursing, Saint Louis University