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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

A person receives a vaccination shot in the shoulder
Campus News | April 23, 2021

More than 100,000 vaccinations have been given so far.

healthcare worker filling syringe
Campus News | April 6, 2021

Here's why members of the campus community are excited to receive the new vaccine.

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People | April 2, 2021

Student spreading the word about nursing education and training on his growing YouTube channel.

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Business and Community | March 30, 2021

Nursing alumna Tabitha Lustig opened a new clinic in Washington barely a week before the pandemic first broke on U.S. shores in that state.

students walking outdoors on UNLV campus with signage in foreground
Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

Business and Community | March 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

Nursing In The News

NCSBN
March 10, 2021

Ensuring Integrity, Sensitivity, and Rigor in the Development of NCLEX items.

RegisteredNursing.org
February 11, 2021

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas has an acclaimed college of nursing. With a renowned bachelor's degree in nursing track, UNLV graduates join the healthcare workforce with a strong demonstration of professional accountability, intellectual curiosity, and the motivation for lifelong learning.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 5, 2021

Students in the medical field are calling their new gig a once in a lifetime experience. Nursing students at UNLV, CSN and NSC administered COVID-19 vaccines at the UNLV student union mass vaccination site on Wednesday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 3, 2021

UNLV nursing student Bianca Rodriguez-Villanueva is one of many future medical professionals racking up “clinical hours” required for graduation while also helping to meet an urgent public health need — administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 surge continues, hospitals across the United States – including Southern Nevada hospitals – are dealing with the ongoing nursing shortage.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2020

Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

April 20, 2021
Nikule Abel (Nursing) earned a scholarship to attend the Nurses in Washington Internship. The event is sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance and gives nurses a chance to see how to influence health care via legislation and regulation. Abel, who is a student, will get to meet with Congresswoman Susie Lee of Nevada, among other lawmakers,...
April 15, 2021
Monica Arebalos (Medicine), who is an MD candidate, was asked an unexpected number of questions about her recently published paper on sex trafficking red flags, "Sex Trafficking Red Flags: Confirming Presentation Patterns and Childhood Adversity Risk Factors," during her match interviews with emergency room departments around the country. The ER...
April 8, 2021
Keshia Kotula (Nursing) defended her Ph.D. dissertation to earn her doctorate title. Her topic was “Factors Influencing the Self-Reported Palliative Care Practices of Acute Care Nurses.”
April 7, 2021
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) was awarded a grant for $65,958, through CTR-IN funding, for a pilot intervention study on mobile health care and its effects on college students with elevated blood pressure.
March 30, 2021
Leland "Rocky" Rockstraw (Nursing), director of the Clinical Simulation Center, was elected by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. The class of 2021 Fellows were welcomed into NAP in a virtual awards and induction ceremony earlier this month.
March 30, 2021
Joe Alvarado, Stacy Sumpter, and Kayla Sullivan (all Nursing) are graduate students who recently successfully defended their Doctor of Nursing Practice projects.  They will earn their doctorate statuses when they finish their classes. Topics included: Sullivan: “An Intervention to Improve Nurses' Knowledge, Perceived Safety, and...