Accomplishments: School of Nursing

June 7, 2023
Clariana Vitória Ramos de Oliveira (Nursing) published a paper, "Is family social exclusion associated with child motor and socioemotional development delay? A cross-sectional exploratory study,” in Nursing Open. This study found a strong association between family social exclusion and delays in children's motor and socio-emotional development.…
May 18, 2023
Imelda Reyes (Nursing) was featured on the Sigma Honor Society of Nursing's A Nurse First podcast. Reyes presented her career path journey and her experience during her first UNLV Commencement.
May 9, 2023
Hope Hinchman (Nursing) has been awarded the Outstanding Part-Time Instructor Award from the UNLV School of Nursing. Hinchman's colleagues stated that: "Hope embodies the definition of team player. Her hard work and dedication are always on display, and her students will look back and be forever grateful that she was there for them through their…
April 28, 2023
Nurse-midwife Rebecca Benfield, Ph.D., (Nursing) and Edward R. Newton, M.D., published an open access article, "Use of External Uterine Electromyography Across Stage I Labor," in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. High-quality data demonstrate that EMG instrumentation effectively and accurately measures uterine contraction parameters…
April 14, 2023
Reimund Serafica (lead author) and Lorraine Evangelista (both Nursing), and Timothy Grigsby (Public Health) and Bradley Donohue (Psychology) co-authored an article, "Occupational Stress: A Concept Analysis with Implications for Immigrant Workers' Mental Health in the United States." The paper conceptually examined occupational stress among…
March 29, 2023
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Joel Snyder (Psychology) published an article, "The Primacy of Compassionate Love: Loneliness and Psychological Well-being in Later Life", in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. The study provides evidence of the beneficial role of compassionate love in reducing loneliness, depressive…
March 27, 2023
Reimund Serafica (lead-author), Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, and Lorraine Evangelista (all Nursing), and Miguel Fudolig and Francisco Sy (Public Health) co-authored an article, "Correlates of Psychological Distress Among Filipino Americans and Filipinos Living in Urban Areas in the United States and the Philippines." The study aimed to…
March 21, 2023
Angela Amar (Nursing) presented on Health Equity in Nursing Education. She was an invited panelist at the Annual Summit of Nurse Trust in New Orleans on March 14.
March 14, 2023
Dean Angela Amar (Nursing) has been elected as the secretary-treasurer for the Western Institute of Nursing. She will be inducted during the Membership Assembly on Friday, April 21.
March 6, 2023
Candace Burton (Nursing) was published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing. The article was first-authored by Burton's Ph.D student (now candidate) using her existing data, and will be included in a special issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing on Health Disparity and Health Equity in Forensic Nursing. Gepshtein, Y. & Burton, C. W. (2023,…
February 28, 2023
A new episode of Vital Views has been published, featuring Imelda Reyes and Jennifer Vanderlaan (both Nursing). They explain the importance of Nevada Assembly Bill 108 (AB 108) and explore the benefits to both nurses and residents of the state.
February 21, 2023
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) was a co-author for a newly published article titled, "Timing of hospital admission at first childbirth: A prospective cohort study." The article was released in PLOS ONE Journal.