Accomplishments: School of Nursing

October 14, 2021
Karen Callahan (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Ji  Yoo (Medicine),  Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and master of public health student Katayoon Ghodsi, along with Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Jerry Reeves of CoMagine Health, recently published an article, "Inpatient palliative care utilisation among patients with gallbladder cancer in the United States: A 10-year perspective," in the...
October 13, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) was recently published as a co-author: "A comparison of non-traditional online and traditional wet-lab experiences in human anatomy and physiology: An innovative approach for pre-licensure nursing education. Nurse Education Today." The purpose of this study was to determine if traditional hands-on laboratory experiences were more essential to non-traditional online experiences, or if they were equal.
October 7, 2021
Nursing faculty and students were recently honored at the Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada ceremony Oct. 2. Angela Amar won the People's Choice Award for dean. The following faculty were recognized in the Top 50 under 50 list: Aaron Bellow, Esmeralda Clark, Rhone D'Errico, Karen Eisenberg, Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Alena Grewal, Hyunhwa Lee, Nirmala Lekhak, Necole Leland, Lisa Nicholas, Jennifer Pfannes, Shona Rue, Jennifer Vanderlaan, Janelle Willis, and Minnie Wood. Additionally, 27...
October 4, 2021
Rocky Rockstraw (Nursing) was recently published in a recent edition of The Journal of Educators Online.  The article is entitled, "Text-Based Versus Video Discussion to Promote a Sense of Community: An International Mixed-Methods Study." Rockstraw was a co-author in the study.
September 23, 2021
Rhone D'Errico (Nursing) was recently featured on the September episode of "Here's the Issue," a podcast from the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The topic concerned the human papillomavirus vaccinations among college students at a state university and how nurse practitioners can more effectively treat this population and make vaccine recommendations.  
September 21, 2021
Kathleen Thimsen (Nursing) recently presented alongside other experts at the World Summit Against Forced Organ Harvesting to address forced organ harvesting and how to identify it and prevent it. She also breaks down forensic nursing and how this focus relates to this global issue. This was the first time nurses were invited to present at this seminar. 
September 20, 2021
Joseph Janakes, Frank Akpati, and Angela Sojobi (all Nursing) all successfully defended their doctorates in Nursing Dissertations.  Their topics were as follows: Joseph Janakes: “The Effects of Real-Time Computerized Needle Tip Location Feedback on State Anxiety and Immediate Performance of Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia” Frank Akpati: "Investigating Acculturation, Health-Promoting Lifestyle, and Health Status Among Nigerian Immigrants in the United States"...
September 16, 2021
Steven Palazzo (Nursing) recently presented at the Academy of Forensic Nursing's special webinar event on "Leading Working Violence Prevention Efforts Enacted by Patients and Visitors."  During the event, attendees learned common factors leading to physical assaults and strategies to prevent and recover from workplace violence, including system level interventions.
September 15, 2021
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) received a National Institute of Nursing Research award from Johns Hopkins University for a project entitled “Pilot Testing A Theory-Driven Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."  Kawi's research foci includes chronic pain and self-management.  Her research in this area is enhancing national visibility and advancement in pain science and findings from the project will help reduce pain care disparities.
August 23, 2021
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) co-authored a new article,"Association of Delivery Outcomes With the Number of Childbirth Education Sessions," published in The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.  
August 23, 2021
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) was elected as the Area 1 director to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for a two-year term. The role of the area director is to represent a geographic area and the entire membership on the National Council State Boards of Nursing board of directors.  This is elected by the membership of the council.    
August 13, 2021
Steven J. Palazzo (Nursing) will host the "Unscripted Conversation Scholarship Track" of the National League for Nursing Nursing Edge Unscripted podcast starting Oct. 1. He'll speak with various nurse educators about their teaching, their achievements, and how to enhance nurse education in general.  His first term is set to run through Dec. 31.