Accomplishments: School of Nursing

June 11, 2020
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was awarded a Zeta Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International grant of $2,500 for the research project titled “Coping with Coronavirus Pandemic Study” for the period of May 2020 to April 2021.
May 20, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) published an article, “Matters of HEARTS: Health, Experience of Abuse, Resilience, Technology Use, and Safety of Older Adults,” in the Educational Gerontology Journal.
May 18, 2020
KellyAnn Garthe and Catherine Dingley (both Nursing), along with Michael Johnson of Nevada State College, recently published their paper, “A Historical and Contemporary Literature Review of Rejection Sensitivity in Marginalized Populations” in the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Their paper synthesized the literature on rejection sensitivity and explored outcomes as they relate to interpersonal relationships, valued life goals, and health; and proposed directions for future...
April 27, 2020
Dustin Davis, James Navalta, Graham McGinnis, Arpita Basu (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Reimund Serafica (Nursing), and Ken Izuora (Medicine) published a comprehensive invited review on the role of acute dietary polyphenols and post-meal physical activity in improving postprandial hyperglycemia and related metabolic impairments immediately following meal consumption in adults with the metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes. This report is part of the ongoing research project led by...
April 21, 2020
Sarah Deredza, Tonya Bryant, Mailo Brantner, and Jud Simonds (all Nursing) successfully defended their DNP Projects to earn the title of doctor. Deredza focused on “The Impact of Culture-specific Education on the Knowledge and Behavior Related to Screening and Lifestyle Management of Blood Pressure in African Migrants.” Bryant focused on “Assessing the Cost-Benefit of Hiring a DEU-Prepared RN Graduate: Does It Help Reduce Organizational Cost?” Brantner focused on “Improving Type 2 Diabetes...
April 17, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Judzia Bombard, and William Gangozo (all Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Promoting Resilience Among College Student Veterans Through an Acceptance-and-Commitment-Therapy App: An Intervention Refinement Study,” in the Community Mental Health Journal.
April 14, 2020
Angela Amar (Nursing) recently was appointed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to serve on its Government Affairs Committee. The committee works toward advancing the AACN's federal policy agenda. The AACN is the national voice for academic nursing. It works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing...
April 8, 2020
Beth Hock, Jocelyn Allen, Kaylie Humphreys, Mary Nara, and Teresa Praus (all Nursing) recently earned their doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees.  Hock's DNP project was "Creating a Structural Empowerment Culture: A Professional Development Module for the Novice Nurse Leader." Allen's project was "Increasing Nurses' Knowledge of Advance Care Planning." Humphreys' project was "Implementation of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention and Awareness Pamphlet." Nara's project was "...
April 7, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, William Gangozo (both Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Testing the Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Smartphone-app Mindfulness Intervention for College Student Veterans with PTSD.” This article is published in the April issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of Liberal Arts Lung-Wen Antony Chen, School of Public Health Chih-Chien Chen, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Kate Hamilton, College of Fine...
March 4, 2020
Valerie Barboa (Nursing) successfully defended her doctor of nursing practice project to earn the title of doctor. Her project, "Transition for Success: A Pilot Program For The New Graduate Nurses In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit," studied the high risks/lack of adequate training new graduate nurses in the ICU face and the high turnover that follows. She designed a simulation for a new program to help better train new graduate nurses in the ICU and increase their skill sets. She spent more...
January 29, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing), Christopher Kearney (Psychology), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veteran Services Center) published an article "Student Veterans’ Construction and Enactment of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study" and was considered as a top cited article for 2018-19 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.