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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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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
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People | May 1, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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Business and Community | February 22, 2019

UNLV nurse practitioner offers expertise after national task force releases new recommendation.

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Campus News | February 5, 2019

Through progressive grant funding, researchers from three UNLV schools encourage greater use of palliative care among Southern Nevada’s Asian communities.

Nursing In The News

Daily Nurse
April 12, 2019

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has rewarded the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing with a $900,000 grant. UNLV will put the grant toward expanding new advanced training opportunities and continuing education for nurses.

April 4, 2019

An assistant professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is doing all that she can to help pregnant women get screened for perinatal depression. Marcia Clevesy, DNP, has been working at a Las Vegas clinic to improve screenings and documentation on a local level, particularly for postpartum depression.

The Advisory Board
April 2, 2019

University of Nevada-Las Vegas will increase the number of students in its nursing program from 56 to 76 per semester, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Michigan, Nevada, and Tennessee.

March 27, 2019

There's an elevated need for highly trained nurses in Nevada and initiatives will boost training opportunities for our state's existing nurse workforce, and expand admissions to UNLV's undergraduate program. UNLV's School of Nursing is raising the bar, to meet the demand.

March 20, 2019

If you are looking for a rewarding and lucrative career in healthcare, look no further than registered nursing in the state of Nevada. Not only are nurses in demand in the state, but they are paid handsomely as well. 

Hello Giggles
March 18, 2019

Pregnant women and new moms have to go to so many health checkups. But oftentimes, maternal mental health is overlooked. 

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

May 24, 2019
June Cho, Linda Anne Silvestri, and Rhigel "Jay" Tan (all Nursing) have been accepted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). They will be inducted in October. These new fellows have been acknowledged for their work enhancing the quality of health and nursing, promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum,...
May 1, 2019
Rei Serafica and Andrew Reyes (both Nursing) recently published their manuscript, "Acculturative Stress as Experienced by Filipino Grandparents in America: A Qualitative Study" in Issues in Mental Health Nursing. The goal of the study was to describe the factors that contribute to acculturative stress among recent older immigrants who co-reside...
April 25, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) presented his latest research topic "Acculturative Stress among Older Filipino Immigrants in Nevada" at the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada State Conference in Baja, Mexico, earlier this month. 
April 17, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing), Paula Frew and Jose Melendrez (both Public Health) served as panelists in  Nevada Public Health Association Lunch and Learn Meeting: "Using A Health Equity Framework To Make System Level Changes" recently. The panelists highlighted the importance of addressing the underlying social determinants of health which are shaped...
April 10, 2019
AJ Cook, Stephanie Bell, and Lauren Shipton (all Nursing) have been elected to positions on the Board of Directors of the National Student Nurses Association. Cook was selected vice president, while Bell was selected director-West, and Shipton was chosen for the Nominations and Elections Committee. These three students are the first from UNLV...
April 8, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) served as the guest editor for the special issue in Technology and Health among APIs in the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing (APIN) Journal. The journal offers a forum for empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues related to API ethnic, cultural values, and beliefs and biological and physiological phenomena that can...