Dean Angela Amar, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is a professor, active researcher, and administrator for the UNLV School of Nursing. This nursing leader is a national expert on mental health nursing, sexual and dating violence, diversity in nursing leadership, and forensic nursing. 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.
Why is gun violence considered a public health issue? UNLV School of Nursing Dean Angela Amar returns to the podcast to explain gun violence from a nurse leader perspective. Topics include potential preventive measures; the long-term mental health implications stemming from these incidents; and the risks of becoming desensitized to shootings in our society.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and education is a huge component to helping reduce these violent acts. Angela Amar, Dean of the UNLV School of Nursing, shares her forensic nursing expertise on the prevalence of sexual assault cases, common misconceptions, and how nurses can provide victims with key resources.