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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 nursing students performing CPR on manikin
Campus News | August 7, 2019

University among just 10 programs in the country recognized by National League for Nursing for high standards in educational excellence and visionary leadership.

People | June 17, 2019

June Cho of UNLV's School of Nursing moved to Las Vegas last year after more than 20 years on the East Coast, eager to discover what life is like in the West.

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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
A portrait of Jay Shen
Business and Community | May 1, 2019

Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.

UNLV students walking on campus sidewalk
Campus News | March 11, 2019

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

Nursing student performing CPR on mannequin
Business and Community | February 25, 2019

UNLV Nursing will use grant funds to develop continuing education and advanced training programs in high-need areas for Nevada nurses; school also growing undergrad programs to meet statewide need.

Nursing In The News

Las Vegas Sun
August 22, 2019

Lauren Shipton wanted something other than a career as a professional dancer on the Strip. With a passion for caretaking and physiology, nursing seemed like the ideal fit.

Las Vegas Sun
August 19, 2019

UNLV School of Nursing was named a National Center of Excellence.

August 15, 2019

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has been named a National Center of Excellence for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in recognition of their educational excellence and visionary leadership. The university was one of 10 programs nationwide to be named a Center of Excellence by the NLN, the leading professional organization for nurse educators.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 9, 2019

The National League for Nursing has named UNLV's School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence for 2019. It's one of just 10 programs nationwide to receive the award.

Nevada Current
July 26, 2019

When it comes to fixing Nevada’s well-documented doctor shortage, much of the attention has focused on the opening of UNLV’s medical school and the expansion of physician residency options in Southern Nevada. But there is another, often-overlooked piece of the state’s healthcare puzzle.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2019

Several teenagers gathered around a lifelike manikin lying in a hospital bed to learn how to use a stethoscope to listen for abnormalities in its heart or lungs.

Nursing Experts

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

September 20, 2019
Jinyoung Kim (Nursing) recently was awarded a $515,000 National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute R56 Bridge Award by the National Institutes of Health. The award will support her research on identifying unique physiological signatures of symptom based subtypes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and correlating them with...
September 18, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing), along with three transdiciplinary colleagues across the United States, presented a pre-conference workshop at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment in Philadelphia earlier this month. The session discussed evidence-based practices related to student learning, Carnegie Unit, credit-hour policy, and the...
September 18, 2019
Dieu-My T. Tran (Nursing) recently has had two articles published. She co-authored an article, "Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in College Students: Midwest vs. Southwest," in the Biological Research for Nursing Journal. The article identifies underlying cardiovascular risk factors among college students including lifestyle...
September 16, 2019
Carolyn E. Sabo (Nursing) was honored by Nevada Business Magazine at the 14th annual Healthcare Heroes Awards. She was presented with the Educator of the Year Award for Southern Nevada.  
September 13, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing) presented her paper,"Assessing Faculty Development: Exceeds, Meets or Does not Yet Meet Standards," at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment, which took place in Philadelphia this month. Holt's main takeaway point was the importance of faculty education and training at faculty-convenient times to improve...
August 8, 2019
Jennifer Kawi, Reimund Serafica, and Andrew Thomas Reyes (all Nursing) presented a symposium about their research, “Exploring Resilience Among Asian Immigrants Toward Improving Global Healthcare” during the 30th International Nursing Research Congress of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.