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School of Nursing News

The School of Nursing educates nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet health care needs in Nevada and beyond. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

Current Nursing News

UNLV Engineering team's robot shaking hands with student
Campus News | December 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

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People | December 5, 2022

This fundraiser is the ultimate hype woman – and she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie, too!

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People | November 9, 2022

Through specially designed programs, students are put into the role of patients to gain experience and learn how to provide an even higher level of care.

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People | October 24, 2022

Nurse scientist brings her experience with laughter yoga and resiliency in the military to the UNLV School of Nursing.

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People | October 4, 2022

Nursing Alumnus of the Year Robert J. Vadovic is as committed to mentoring fellow nurses as he is to helping patients.

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People | September 7, 2022

A trio PhD grads serendipitously end up at the same university and use their leadership positions to facilitate big changes.

Nursing In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 6, 2022

The Governor’s Office said Monday that moves have been made to ensure staffing needs for pediatric care as RSV, flu, and COVID-19 cases overwhelm pediatric hospitals.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 5, 2022

As Nevada continues to see an uptick in respiratory illnesses impacting children, the state announced on Monday that it will fast track some nursing licenses to assist with the influx of pediatric patients.

November 28, 2022

Cesarean delivery, also known as a C-section, may be the most common surgery in the U.S. It accounts for the delivery method in about one out of three births, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)[1].

Minority Nurse Magazine
November 28, 2022

Between the role's autonomy and the hours's flexibility, there's never been a better time to be a Nurse Practitioner (NP).

KNX News
November 21, 2022

We've talked a lot about how the pandemic has changed how we do things. Now we're finding out what's changed when it comes to having a baby. New data from the CDC finds more women are giving birth at home than before the pandemic.

Vital Views Podcast
November 18, 2022

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.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

November 29, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) and Chad L. Cross (Public Health) co-authored “Relationships Among Rumination, Resilience, Mindfulness, and Perceived PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans Returning to College: A Cross-Sectional Study,” which is published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.    
November 18, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) presented a podium presentation at the 2022 Annual International Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The title of his presentation was “The Effect of a Mindfulness App Intervention on Race among Frontline Nurses Traumatized by the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This research study was…
November 16, 2022
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) presented a paper at the 2022 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress on Nov. 12, 2022. Her paper is titled, "Cognitive-Psychological Functioning and Saliva MicroRNA Expression after Home-based Dual-Task Exercise in Asians and Pacific Islanders with History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."…
November 8, 2022
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented two papers at the 48th Annual Transcultural Nursing Conference. One paper is titled, "A Study of Perceived Stress and Its Correlates Among Filipinos in the United States and Their Filipino Counterparts in the Philippines" (with research from UNLV Nursing Associate Dean of Research Lorraine Evangelista…
November 8, 2022
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) presented at the Nurses Summit on Combatting and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, an international group that raises awareness about forced organ harvesting. This was the first summit involving nursing professionals on this issue. 
October 31, 2022
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) received a $60,000 grant from CTR-IN for her pilot study titled, "Loving, Kindness, Meditation for Loneliness in Older Adults." This study looks at the effectiveness of these areas in increasing compassionate love, reducing feelings of loneliness, and improving cognitive function and psychological well-being among older…