Accomplishments: School of Nursing

February 2, 2023
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) recently presented to the National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later Life (NCALL). Her topic was about elder abuse and clinical identification.
January 19, 2023
Jinyoung Kim and Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (both Nursing) were honored among others as the UNLV 2023-2026 cycle recipients of the Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant (TTDGRA) grant competition. This program offers financial assistance to select researchers' proposals. Kim's research proposal is titled, "Current Sleep Health and the Risk of…
December 15, 2022
Candace Burton (Nursing) was a co-author (and associate editor) for a newly published article titled, "Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Fundamental Considerations for Improving Patient Care." The article was released in SAGE Journals.  
December 14, 2022
Mina Attin and Lisa Nicholas (both Nursing) were accepted for poster presentations at national nursing conferences in 2023. Attin will be presenting her poster, "Sex Differences In Laboratory Values Prior To In-hospital Cardiac Arrest," at the EPI | Lifestyle 2023 Scientific Sessions in February 2023, while Nicholas will present her poster, "…
December 12, 2022
Kayla Sullivan's (Nursing) research abstract titled, "Managing Workplace Violence as a Registered Nurse," was accepted for a poster presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing's 56th Annual Communication Nursing Research Conference in April 2023.  
November 29, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) and Chad L. Cross (Public Health) co-authored “Relationships Among Rumination, Resilience, Mindfulness, and Perceived PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans Returning to College: A Cross-Sectional Study,” which is published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.    
November 18, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) presented a podium presentation at the 2022 Annual International Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The title of his presentation was “The Effect of a Mindfulness App Intervention on Race among Frontline Nurses Traumatized by the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This research study was…
November 16, 2022
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) presented a paper at the 2022 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress on Nov. 12, 2022. Her paper is titled, "Cognitive-Psychological Functioning and Saliva MicroRNA Expression after Home-based Dual-Task Exercise in Asians and Pacific Islanders with History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."…
November 8, 2022
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented two papers at the 48th Annual Transcultural Nursing Conference. One paper is titled, "A Study of Perceived Stress and Its Correlates Among Filipinos in the United States and Their Filipino Counterparts in the Philippines" (with research from UNLV Nursing Associate Dean of Research Lorraine Evangelista…
November 8, 2022
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) presented at the Nurses Summit on Combatting and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, an international group that raises awareness about forced organ harvesting. This was the first summit involving nursing professionals on this issue. 
October 31, 2022
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) received a $60,000 grant from CTR-IN for her pilot study titled, "Loving, Kindness, Meditation for Loneliness in Older Adults." This study looks at the effectiveness of these areas in increasing compassionate love, reducing feelings of loneliness, and improving cognitive function and psychological well-being among older…
October 27, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) presented a podium presentation at the 2022 Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) in Long Beach, California, on October 20-22, 2022. The title of his presentation was “Developing an Educational Framework for Improving Intervention Adherence and PTSD Outcomes of a Mindfulness App for…