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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

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People | September 27, 2021

Nursing professor and mental health advocate talks about the importance of treating root causes of mental health instead of pushing patients through the system.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

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People | July 27, 2021

Three daughters of UNLV nursing alums following in their parents' footsteps.

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Campus News | July 15, 2021

UNLV's Nurse Camp lets local high schoolers get hands on with the job and learn from current students what an education in nursing has to offer.

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People | June 22, 2021

Former dean Carolyn Sabo, who helped oversee nursing evolve from department to its own school, retires after 37 years at UNLV.

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People | June 11, 2021

School of Nursing grad Mason Montano turns his attention to Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV after spending years working in hospitals.

Nursing In The News

September 27, 2021

The UNLV School of Nursing will join students from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine and Dentistry School to place themselves inside the lives of a family living on low income during what they call a "Poverty Simulation" Saturday.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 27, 2021

Approximately 160 students from UNLV’s schools of nursing, medicine, and dentistry learned some valuable lessons Saturday that will help them better understand many of their patients as they move forward in their healthcare careers.

September 23, 2021

Today, Representatives Steven Horsford (NV-04), Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Nannette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) introduced a resolution to designate September 22 as National Hispanic Nurses Day to recognize the strength and dedication of Hispanic nurses and thank them for their service to their communities.

Nevada Current
September 14, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of its “Best Colleges” rankings once again names the University of Nevada, Las Vegas among the most diverse universities in the country.

Nevada State News
September 13, 2021

Researchers have known for some time that a person’s zip code can have as much of an impact on their health as their own genetics.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 10, 2021

Tonopah Primary Care has seen almost double the amount of patients since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

September 23, 2021
Rhone D'Errico (Nursing) was recently featured on the September episode of "Here's the Issue," a podcast from the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The topic concerned the human papillomavirus vaccinations among college students at a state university and how nurse practitioners can more effectively...
September 21, 2021
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) recently presented alongside other experts at the World Summit Against Forced Organ Harvesting to address forced organ harvesting and how to identify it and prevent it. She also breaks down forensic nursing and how this focus relates to this global issue. This was the first time nurses were invited to...
September 20, 2021
Joseph Janakes, Frank Akpati, and Angela Sojobi (all Nursing) all successfully defended their doctorates in Nursing Dissertations.  Their topics were as follows: Joseph Janakes: “The Effects of Real-Time Computerized Needle Tip Location Feedback on State Anxiety and Immediate Performance of Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Regional...
September 16, 2021
Steven Palazzo (Nursing) recently presented at the Academy of Forensic Nursing's special webinar event on "Leading Working Violence Prevention Efforts Enacted by Patients and Visitors."  During the event, attendees learned common factors leading to physical assaults and strategies to prevent and recover from workplace violence, including...
September 15, 2021
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) received a National Institute of Nursing Research award from Johns Hopkins University for a project entitled “Pilot Testing A Theory-Driven Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."  Kawi's research foci includes chronic pain and self-management.  Her research in this area...
August 23, 2021
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) co-authored a new article,"Association of Delivery Outcomes With the Number of Childbirth Education Sessions," published in The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.