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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 | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

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People | February 10, 2020

When she's able to tear herself away from her focus on improving maternal health care, Jennifer Vanderlaan decompresses by taking a hike or playing video games with her family.

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Campus News | January 24, 2020

Best Teaching Practices Expo showcases their research, tools, and technology.

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Campus News | January 13, 2020

School's online master's degree program moves up 16 places from 2019 ranking; program ranked in top 30 each year since ranking began in 2012.

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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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.

Nursing In The News

January 14, 2020

Coaches who teach young male athletes about respectful relationship behaviors may be able to help prevent dating violence and aggressive behavior toward female peers, a U.S. study suggests.

National Post
January 14, 2020

Coaches who teach young male athletes about respectful relationship behaviors may be able to help prevent dating violence and aggressive behavior toward female peers, a U.S. study suggests.

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.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 4, 2020
Valerie Barboa (Nursing) successfully defended her doctor of nursing practice project to earn the title of doctor. Her project, "Transition for Success: A Pilot Program For The New Graduate Nurses In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit," studied the high risks/lack of adequate training new graduate nurses in the ICU face and the high turnover that...
January 29, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing), Christopher Kearney (Psychology), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veteran Services Center) published an article "Student Veterans’ Construction and Enactment of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study" and was considered as a top cited article for 2018-19 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health...
January 29, 2020
AJ Cook (Nursing) has been appointed president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). With more than 60,000 members, NSNA mentors students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses and conveys the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. He...
January 28, 2020
Angela Amar (Nursing), Kathryn Laughon (University of Virginia), Tina Bloom (University of Missouri) and Katrina Debnam (University of Virginia) recently published "Conceptualizing an Approach to Secondary Prevention of Relationship Violence Among College Students"  in the Journal of American College Health. The article critically examines the...
January 27, 2020
Rei Serafica (Nursing) recently obtained his Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials from the National League for Nursing (NLN). The academic nurse educator certification was created by the NLN to establish nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role. Obtaining a...