Rhigel (Jay) A. Tan
Rhigel Tan is a certified Advanced Nurse Practitioner in three fields of specialization, as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP), and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
Prior to joining UNLV, Tan was a tenured professor of nursing at the College of Southern Nevada. Tan’s research foci are in the development of an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) training program among internationally educated nurses and the use of human patient simulation technology in nursing. Tan was previously a board member of the Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada and initiated the organization's formation of an EBP committee. He developed the Nurse Apprentice Program of Nathan Adelson Hospice through a grant from MGM-Mirage Foundation and was invited to present the program at a National Hospice Leadership Convention in Washington, D.C.
In 2011, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Tan to a four-year term on the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Tan was also a member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing Advisory Committee for Advanced Practice Nursing from 2008-2010, the Clark County Emergency Corps, and the Zetta Kappa Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses.
- DNP, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, UT
- RN, Cebu City Medical Center College of Nursing, Philippines