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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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Campus News | December 20, 2021

Students in UNLV nursing's accelerated degree program bring diverse backgrounds to their new field.

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Research | November 17, 2021

Sometimes, you can only learn by doing. Here are five labs around campus where experience is the best teacher.

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People | November 16, 2021

Small-town medicine offers nurse practitioners like Marie Peterson

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People | November 9, 2021

What started as a way to cope with anxiety turned into a lifestyle, one that nursing undergrad Carly Chang is hoping to share with others.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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People | October 6, 2021

Former Army medic Gregory Peistrup, the School of Nursing Alumnus of the Year, died after testing positive for disease in September 2020.

Nursing In The News

KNPR News
December 22, 2021

In the second part of a three-episode arc, learn how the pandemic impacted Asian-American healthcare workers.

KNPR News
December 22, 2021

In the second part of a three-episode arc, learn how the pandemic impacted Asian-American healthcare workers.

ABS-CBN
November 24, 2021

Two Filipino American students in Southern Nevada are among this year's recipients of APIA scholarships from a fast food giant.

Nursing News
November 12, 2021

Jon Dimaya remembers the car ride into Sunrise Hospital the night of October 1st, 2017.

Patch
November 9, 2021

Here's the latest edition of the Las Vegas Daily— your source for the latest on all things Las Vegas.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
November 8, 2021

More growing pains in Las Vegas: Experts are predicting a nursing shortage in Southern Nevada in the next couple of years.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

January 10, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) and her transdisciplinary team, including graduate students Maiko Suarez (Medicine), and Jacob White (Anthropology), published “Exosomal microRNA Differential Expression in Plasma of Young Adults with Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Healthy Control” in Biomedicines for the special issue Brain Injury and…
December 17, 2021
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) was elected into a Board of Directors' position as treasurer for the Academy of Forensic Nursing. 
December 17, 2021
Paul Thomas Clements (Nursing) was published in Evidence Technology Magazine. He authored an article, "Gang Migration to Rural and Suburban Areas: An Evolving Threat for Emergency Departments and Law Enforcement."
November 30, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) was one of the featured speakers at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Symposium. The virtual November event focuses on advanced diversity and building more inclusive learning environments to help address health care inequities.
November 18, 2021
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Ambrose University College of Health and Human Services in Davenport, Iowa in October. This award recognizes a graduate who exemplifies the mission of St. Ambrose through outstanding leadership, scholarship, or community service.
November 9, 2021
Joseph Gaccione (Nursing) was honored at the Public Relations Society of America (Las Vegas Valley Chapter) 2021 Pinnacle Awards.  Gaccione won two Pinnacle Awards for his nursing stories, "From Canada to Vegas" and "Scrubs and Spikes."  Joseph previously won in 2020 for Best Blog for UNLV School of Nursing's Rebel Nursing Notes.