Accomplishments: School of Nursing

June 15, 2018
Janelle Willis (Nursing) has been elected executive director for the new Nevada Nursing Students’ Association, which functions to enhance nursing education through multiple avenues. In her role, Willis will work with the association’s board of directors to establish goals and strategies, manage financial and material resources, and oversee…
June 12, 2018
Michael Johnson (Nursing) gave a podium presentation titled, "Decision-Making Factors that Influence Cervical Cancer Screening Among Transgender Men," at the Mountain West CTR-IN 5th annual meeting held at UNLV.  
June 8, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing), Kelly Webber (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received a Faculty Opportunity Award in the collaborative interdisciplinary research category for their project “Food App for Tracking and Identifying Dietary Biculturalism in Southern Nevada,” which will examine…
June 7, 2018
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) received the Nursing Excellence Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Alumni Council. The accolade honors an alumni member who has made outstanding achievements in nursing within five years of graduation and demonstrates early accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: nursing…
May 29, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) was named president-elect of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of Nevada for the 2018-2019 term. The association’s newly-formed Nevada chapter strives to positively affect the health and well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders and their communities throughout the Silver State. Serafica…
May 17, 2018
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) co-authored a chapter in the book Top 10 Contributions on Nursing & Health Care titled “Ethical, Legal, and Sociocultural Issues (ELSI) in Nursing Viewed through a Complex Synergistic System Lens." The book is in press and published as an eBook earlier this year.
May 16, 2018
Henna Lee, Jennifer Pfannes, and Marcia Clevesy (Nursing) received top awards during University Medical Center’s Research Empowerment Day during early May. Lee and Pfannes earned first-place awards and Clevesy earned second place in their respective categories. More than 300 people attended the event, and judges evaluated more than 50 posters…
May 9, 2018
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) presented two topics during the Emergency Nurses Association Regional Symposium in April. Her first presentation, “Manual Strangulation: What do Emergency Nurses Need to Know,” included information about common misconceptions, signs and symptoms, proper documentation, and biopsychosocial considerations. Her second…
April 20, 2018
School of Nursing answered an invitation from the National League for Nursing to test new simulation education scenarios focused on pediatrics patients. Assistant professor Jessica Doolen, lecturer Lisa Nicholas, graduate assistant Jennifer Pfannes, and three nursing students piloted, provided suggestions for enhancing content, and evaluated the…
April 18, 2018
Michael Johnson (Nursing) presented "Cancer Risk Factors in a Sample of Sexual Minorities: Dietary Intake, Obesity, Alcohol, and Tobacco" at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.  
April 3, 2018
Jay Tan (Nursing) received recognition from the mayor of Cebu City, Philippines, as an Outstanding Cebuano during the city’s Charter Day Testimonial Dinner. The city of Cebu recognizes individuals and institutions who display exemplary behavior, extraordinary heroism, bravery, and selflessness in defense of moral principles. Tan earned the honor…
February 23, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) was selected for the Executive Steering Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) evidence management project. In collaboration with subject matter experts and key informants, the committee will expand on NIST/NIJ’s work related to best practices…