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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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Research | January 12, 2021

Electronic avatars allow professors the ultimate social distancing while remaining present in School of Nursing classrooms.

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Claytee White sits in a chair and gestures toward a woman sitting to her right
Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Campus News | December 9, 2020

Actors help UNLV's School of Nursing students sharpen skills and improve their patient interactions.

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Campus News | December 1, 2020

UNLV's Student Nursing Association helps bring program to support grieving families to Las Vegas hospital.

Nursing In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 surge continues, hospitals across the United States – including Southern Nevada hospitals – are dealing with the ongoing nursing shortage.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2020

Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.

Nursing Schools Almanac
December 11, 2020

We conducted a detailed assessment of over 3,000 nursing schools nationwide. We then ranked these institutions by their academic prestige, program breadth and depth, and student success on nursing licensure examinations. Read below to find our national, regional, and state nursing school rankings for 2020.

Las Vegas Weekly
December 3, 2020

We’ve been living with COVID-19 for nine months now, and we have more information about how best to prepare our homes for a worst-case scenario. Here’s a handy checklist as we head into Southern Nevada’s colder months.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 27, 2020

The Las Vegas plant community has blossomed during the pandemic, a trend that stemmed from people spending more time at home, shop owners say.

Vegas Inc
November 19, 2020

Most people know nurses for their bedside presence or caring for individuals with illnesses. However, there is a small proportion of nurses who are scientists or researchers. These researchers devote their efforts to systematically answering questions directed toward understanding and improving the human response to illness and treatment (known as nursing science) or the educational preparation of clinical nurses (known as the science of nurse education). These researchers can be found in academic institutions, in the community or even in a laboratory.

Nursing Experts

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

January 14, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) presented in front of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International on the topic of Nursing Leadership in Social Justice and Anti-Racism.
January 11, 2021
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing), and their colleagues developed a brief, reliable, and valid altruism scale that is useful for assessing this important prosocial orientation and resource among older adults and other age groups. Despite growing interest in the health significance of altruistic orientations, surprisingly little...
December 16, 2020
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) was named president to the executive committee for the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada (AAPINA) for 2021. He and other members will be officially inducted virtually Dec. 19.
December 11, 2020
Angela Silvestri-Elmore and Linda Silvestri (both Nursing), along with their colleague Donna Ignatavicius, recently presented a poster at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Forum titled, "Strategies for Building Clinical Judgment in a Virtual Clinical Learning Environment." The poster was focused on ways nurse educators can...
December 8, 2020
Paul Thomas Clements (Nursing) co-authored a new manuscript, "When a Child Is Found Dead: The Role of the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator and Psychosocial Impact for Parents." Co-authored with Bobbi Joe O'Neill of the Charleston County coroner's office in South Carolina, the article was published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
December 8, 2020
Five Nursing graduate students recently successfully defended their DNP Projects/PhD dissertations to earn their doctorate titles: Lynn Senette: "Fluctuating Cohesion: A Grounded Theory Study of Nursing Students Engaged in a Hybrid Debriefing Format." Rhiannon Sullivan:  "Becoming Myself: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study...