Accomplishments: School of Nursing

October 20, 2020
Angela F. Amar (Nursing) participated in an invited plenary panel session titled "Leadership and Diversity During a Pandemic Disruption" at the Academic Nursing Leadership conference of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing this month. This discussion looks at different approaches taken to lead through the challenges of 2020. Together we learn how to prepare leadership for any disruption and intentionally lead your school to success.
October 15, 2020
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) presented at this month's Royal Society of Medicine webinar on COVID-19. Her research focuses on maternity services, and the impact from the coronavirus pandemic on women's health and well-being during pregnancy and transition to parenting.
October 15, 2020
Angela Amar (Nursing) contributed a video on "Combating Racism and Fostering Inclusive Learning Environments" to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Leadership Gallery.
October 13, 2020
Dieu-My T. Tran and Angela Silvestri-Elmore (both Nursing) recently were published in a new article, "Healthcare-Seeking Behaviours in College Students and Young Adults: A Review." The findings were published in the Journal of Research in Nursing and focus on reviewing current evidence of college students' health care-seeking behaviors in order to provide improved health care-seeking behaviors and outcomes in young adults.    
October 12, 2020
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) was reappointed to the Nevada State Board of Nursing. She is set to stay in this position until Oct. 31, 2024.
October 9, 2020
Rei Serafica (Nursing) has been awarded the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Gene Trabenger National Award for outstanding writing. This award is given to nurse scholars who made substantial contribution to nursing, men in nursing, student nurses, or men's health through their writings. He was selected using an award-specific criterion through a blind review process. He will be honored at the 45th annual AAMN conference via virtual format later this month.  
October 8, 2020
Five School of Nursing undergraduate students, Vanessa Baragan, Kyle Soto, Alexandria Fuzzard, Iris Martinez, and Karen Nava, and one alumna, Heather Shawcross, ('20 BSN) were recognized as Rising Stars at the Nevada Nurses Foundation's Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada gala. The students were honored for their nursing accomplishments in the community, their leadership skills, and involvement in the profession. Additionally, many School of Nursing faculty were recognized at the Oct. 3 gala...
September 11, 2020
Susan Belliston (Nursing) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Her dissertation was "The Effect of Asynchronous Versus Synchronous Online Course Delivery on HESI Scores and Student Engagement for Rural Pre-Licensure Nursing Students."  
September 11, 2020
Angela Silvestri-Elmore (Nursing) received a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration for $155,555. This is a school-based loan grant allowing UNLV to offer long-term, low-interest loans to full-time disadvantaged students who are pursuing nursing degrees. The grant makes up about 20 awards, each at more than $7,000 for nursing students.
September 10, 2020
Du Feng (Nursing) and coauthors recently published an article, "Reliability, Construct Validity, and Measurement Invariance of the PROMIS Physical Function 8b—Adult Short Form v2.0" in the journal Quality of Life Research. This study assessed the reliability, construct validity, and measurement invariance of a widely used PROMIS physical function survey among Native Americans residing on or near the Apsáalooke (Crow) Reservation who were living with chronic illnesses.      
September 4, 2020
Karyn Holt (Nursing) was contacted and interviewed by the national "Airwaves and Educators," a podcast produced by physician assistant educators targeting health occupations academicians. In Episode 20, sh discusses the nuances of online education, emergency remote teaching, hy-flex teaching, and how she thinks the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and will affect higher education, particularly the online modality. In this 47-minute interview, a delightfully informal and personal conversation...
September 2, 2020
Susan McLennon (Nursing) co-authored “Personal Road Map for Recovery: Examining the Therapeutic Use of Weblogs by Stroke Survivors with Aphasia," which was published in Disability and Rehabilitation.