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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 | November 8, 2019

School of Nursing Alumna of the Year Robin Dail has helped shaped the field of pediatrics in her journey from UNLV to Chapel Hill, Duke, and South Carolina.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

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.

Nursing In The News

Practical Pain Management
October 7, 2019

Fall, with its brilliantly colored leaves underfoot, sunny skies above, and crisp, invigorating air, is the perfect season for hiking. If you’ve been taking advantage of this fun outdoor activity for years and now find that arthritis is holding you back, here’s some good news. Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, you can still enjoy a hike and reap the health benefits at the same time, experts say.

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.

Nursing Experts

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

November 15, 2019
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was one of 30 participants selected to participate in a workshop, Forming Science-Industry Research Collaborations, organized by the Stanford Center on Longevity and Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in Austin, Texas. The workshop provided participants...
November 7, 2019
Angela Amar (Nursing) recently was appointed by the National League for Nursing to serve a two-year term as a member of its Finance Committee. The league is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education with more than 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. 
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public...
November 5, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) presented his research topic  "Acculturative Stress Among Older Immigrants in the United States" at the  44th Annual American Association for Men in Nursing in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. He also serves as the vice-president of Men in Nursing of Southern Nevada. 
October 30, 2019
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) along with Patricia M. Speck (University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing) presented "Title X Legislative & Regulatory Analysis Benefiting Children Affected by Sexual Exploitation" at the American Academy of Nursing's 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C...
October 29, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) has co-presented a panel presentation, "From Lightbulb to Paper: Getting Published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN)," at the recently concluded 45th annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference held in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this month. He serves as an associate editor of JTCN.