Accomplishments: School of Nursing

October 11, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) was an invited speaker at the GLMA Nursing Summit this week. She was asked to share her expertise on the topic of sexual violence among LGBTQ+ populations and communities. Her presentation, titled “Responding to Sexual Violence Among LGBTQ+ Identifying Persons," provided context to achieve a shared understanding among…
September 21, 2018
Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, (both Nursing), and Rogelio A. Arenas (Anthropology) co-authored “Exploring Pain Management Among Asian Immigrants with Chronic Pain: Self-Management and Resilience," which is published online and will appear in the December issue of Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Arenas is a Ph.D.…
September 19, 2018
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) co-authored an article, "An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Education," which was published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
September 18, 2018
Tricia Gatlin and Marcia Clevesy (both Nursing), along with coauthor Kord Strebel, have written an article, "Is There a Relationship Between Gestational Diabetes and Perinatal Depression?" which appears in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.
September 17, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in November in Washington, D.C. Schneider holds the Inaugural Research Professor of Nursing, funded by generous support from Dr. Tony Marlon. With more than $6 million in research funding and more than 50 publications, she is being recognized for an…
September 17, 2018
Angela Amar (Nursing) is the recipient of a $209,500 Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development award, Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN). This contract will provide training opportunities to develop the nursing and pipeline workforce on health information technology and telehealth.
September 6, 2018
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) has been named a "healthcare hero" for 2018 by Nevada Business Magazine. Ekroos, who received the Humanitarian Healthcare Hero award, was one of 10 health professionals from Southern Nevada honored by the publication in categories ranging from educator, administrator, and care provider to community partner, humanitarian,…
August 30, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) and colleagues from four universities published a policy brief in Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), titled “Policy Brief on the Nursing Response to Human Trafficking." Publication of a policy brief in Nursing Outlook is a rigorous process involving review and input from…
July 6, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) accepted an invitation to become a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The fellowship is one of the profession’s most prestigious honors and recognizes outstanding contribution and achievements in nursing. The academy’s nearly 2,500 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and…
July 5, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) received a $250,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for their study “Engaging Asian Communities in Palliative Care in Nevada,” which includes the Asian Community Development Center as a collaborating community partner.…
June 25, 2018
Tricia Gatlin (Nursing) has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to participate as a Fellow in the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. The year-long leadership program is designed for those who have experience in academic administration and aspire to more senior administrative or executive positions within the…
June 25, 2018
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) and Dr. Barbara Atkinson (Medicine) accepted two-year appointments to the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity Advisory Committee. In their roles, they will work with fellow committee members to advise the office’s program manager about priorities and opportunities that influence health policy or systems.  …