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
Outstanding Faculty Award winner Alona Angosta progressed from bachelor's to master's to tenured faculty at the university that made her feel welcome.
Jorge “Fabian” Trejo-Ibarra began his freshman year as a pre-nursing student this week thanks to a scholarship funded by Rig-Rents through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Summer '20 Nursing grad navigates hybrid classes, COVID-19 cases to enter workforce at a unique time.
Nurses juggling health care work with keeping families safe during the pandemic.
The nurse/educator sees the remote learning necessitated by the pandemic as an opportunity for growth.
Determination and a crucial letter from a Nursing faculty member allowed Alyssa Macleod to get back into the country just in time for her clinical classes.
Nursing In The News
Teenage cancer patient Jorge “Fabian” Trejo-Ibarra carefully considered his options when he was told he could request something big and bold through the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Adrian is diving into online learning that's here to stay with an EXPERT in the arena, Dr. Karyn Holt. Dr. Holt is the Director of Educational Quality and Innovations at UNLV and has dedicated much of her career promoting quality online learning in the health professions. What's the secret to great online education and how do we ensure "no significant difference" from F2F (face-2-face)? Dr. Holt gently guides us through these topics with her infectious enthusiasm and love for medicine and medical education.
"Racism and Nursing" with Angela Amar, Dean at UNLV School of Nursing and Minnie Wood, Lecturer/Clinical Instructor at UNLV School of Nursing. Hosted by Doris Bauer, President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada - PNANV.
A UNLV nurse followed all the precautions to avoid COVID-19 and still go the virus.
View a complimentary recording of the Inside Higher Education webinar recorded on August 14. Drs. Angela Amar, Lisa Day, and Jenny O'Rourke explored how shifts in course delivery impact curriculum and assessment. We know for certain that key foundational principles of good teaching hold consistent and will impact how today’s nursing students benefit from their nursing education in the unique context of COVID-19.
Infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, susceptible host. For those of you who may not know, this is what the medical world calls the chain of infection. It is how an infectious disease spreads from one person to the next. The concept behind it is simple. Keep the chain intact, and the disease runs rampant. Break it, and the infectious agent won’t stand a chance. I first learned of this cycle back in my first semester of nursing school and have since carried it with me throughout my career as both a pediatric nurse and clinical instructor. In fact, it is a concept I teach to the level one students here at the School of Nursing, and it has kept me from contracting any major illnesses until very recently.