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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

UNLV nursing student workin on patient-mannequin
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.

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.

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

January 17, 2020
Angela Amar (Nursing) and Kathryn Laughon (University of Virginia) recently published "Gender Violence Prevention in Middle School Male Athletics Programs" in JAMA Pediatrics. Dean Amar was invited to provide expert commentary on the effectiveness of a community-level strategy for relationship and sexual violence prevention.    
January 14, 2020
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) recently received two grant awards totaling $47,211. She is the principal investigator of the project titled, “Enhancing the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Sexual Violence in Southern Nevada” ($39,711). Under this award, Ekroos will work with community partners, organizations, and government agencies regarding...
January 13, 2020
Dieu-My T. Tran and Catherine Dingley (both Nursing) and Rogelio Arenas recently published, "Perception and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Lifestyle Modifications Among High-Risk College Students" in the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. The article explores the perceptions and beliefs regarding cardiovascular risk and...
January 10, 2020
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) recently published an article, "Geospatial Variation in Caesarean Delivery" in Nursing Open. The article discusses the evaluation of the variation in caesarean delivery rates across counties in Georgia and determines whether county-level characteristics were associated with clusters. 
January 8, 2020
Karyn Holt and Paul Clements (both Nursing) and Susan Aldridge of Drexel University have once again published an article in the online education arena, this time tackling the topic of mental health trends and issues in online educational environments. Their article, published in the Journal for Behavioral and Social Sciences is titled, "Trends and...
January 7, 2020
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) recently published an article, "Episodic Memory in Later Life: Benefits of Prayer and Meditation" in the Journal of Holistic Nursing. The article examines the effects of prayer and meditation on the episodic memory or older adults.