Accomplishments: School of Nursing

September 5, 2017
Carolyn Yucha (Nursing) received the Healthcare Hero – Lifetime Achievement Award from Nevada Business magazine on Aug. 30. The publication recognized her as a hero in its educator category in 2009, making her only the second person in history to capture both a category and top honors recognition.
September 5, 2017
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice for her contribution to the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) working group and development of the National Institute of Justice publication titled National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach. She…
August 22, 2017
Jay Tan (Nursing) received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.
June 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was…
June 19, 2017
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) has been accepted to the American Association of Colleges of Nurses’ Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. The structured professional development experience, which has prepared future deans and other top administrators for more than 15 years, includes assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, identification of…
June 15, 2017
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) has been selected by the American Physiological Society (APS) to host a Clark County biology teacher in the laboratory for eight weeks during the summer term as part of the organization’s Frontiers in Physiology program. This APS flagship program provides professional development for middle and high…
May 26, 2017
Catherine Dingley and Rachell Ekroos (both Nursing) accepted invitations to join the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. The academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Dingley and Ekroos will join approximately 2,400…
May 3, 2017
Lori Candela (Nursing) received two UNLV awards recognizing her significant record of teaching excellence. Candela, who has taught at the university since 1999, earned the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, and is one of two faculty members to receive the inaugural UNLV Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
April 19, 2017
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) received the 2016 Non-Research Article of the Year accolade by the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Doolen co-authored “High-Fidelity Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Review of Simulation Reviews,” which the journal’s editorial board identified as quality work that advances the science of simulation…
March 22, 2017
Maki Muroi (Health Care Administration), working with her adviser, Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), as well as with Alona Angosta (Nursing), published a paper, “Medication Errors, Drug Classifications, and Consequence of Errors: Are They Related?” in the January issue of Applied Nursing Research. The online version of the paper has…
March 20, 2017
Alona Angosta and Reimund Serafica (Nursing) co-authored “Assessing Physical Activity Levels in Filipino Americans With Hypertension Using the Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity Questionnaire,” which examined and compared the activity level of Filipino Americans from the Southwest region of the United States to the national physical activity…
March 15, 2017
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) co-authored “Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among College Students: Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Assessment,” which concluded high knowledge level of cardiovascular risk factors was not sufficient to lower potential risks within the study population, but changing perception of those factors may play a bigger role in reducing…