Accomplishments: School of Nursing

March 9, 2017
Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, and departments of Physical Therapy and Psychology hosted the third annual Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Day during the first week of March. The day-long event provided students with group interactions such as a poverty simulation designed to encourage collaborative, positive patient…
February 27, 2017
Hyunhwa “Henna” Lee (Nursing) authored “Advancing Nursing Research With Genomic Approaches: A Review of Methodological Considerations,” which presents essential concepts in genetics/genomics for nursing and health care research. The article appeared in the January issue of Biological Research for Nursing.
January 27, 2017
Nada Lukkahatai, Du Feng (both Nursing), and James Navalta (Allied Health Sciences) received a $24,000 research grant from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation for the study “Effect of Exercise on Cancer Related Fatigue, Heat Shock Protein, and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors.” The UNLV Center for Biobehavioral Interdisciplinary Science in…
January 24, 2017
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) co-authored “Asian American Women's Resilience: An Integrative Review,” which explores the current state of knowledge regarding the resilience of Asian American women. The article was published in the December issue of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.
January 20, 2017
The School of Nursing graduated its largest class since 2006 with 89 undergraduate and graduate students. Students graduate during the spring, summer, and fall semester each year, with the school averaging 175 grads per year. Since opening in 1965, the school has graduated nearly 4,500 students.
January 19, 2017
The School of Nursing earned a spot among the country’s top online graduate nursing programs according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report of best online graduate degree programs. This is the fourth consecutive year the school has earned the recognition. The school’s masters of science in nursing program ranked 20th out of 149 surveyed…
January 19, 2017
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) earned her certified nurse educator distinction from the National League for Nursing. The designation recognizes her expertise as an academic nurse educator. Nearly 54 percent of eligible faculty within the School of Nursing are certified nurse educators.  
January 18, 2017
Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Jennifer Kawi, and Du Feng (Nursing) co-authored “The Predictors of Cultural Competence among New Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Graduates: Implications for Nursing Education,” which appeared in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. The article, which appeared online Dec. 20, explores which teaching method — stand-…
January 17, 2017
The School of Nursing earned the Seven Hills Hospital Foundation Award during a ceremony in December. The annual award recognizes a community organization that works with the hospital to promote service, service-learning, and civic engagement. The school received praise for launching a mentorship/new graduate program, providing continuing…
January 17, 2017
Catherine Dingley (Nursing) co-authored “The Integration of Emotional, Physiologic, and Communication Responses to Medical Oncology Surveillance Appointments during Breast Cancer Survivorship,” with colleagues from the University of Utah. The aim of this study was to evaluate associations between emotional (uncertainty, anxiety, concerns about…
December 9, 2016
Patricia Gatlin (Nursing) received an $8,400 research grant from Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic Foundation for a study titled  “Healthy Pregnancy through Exercise and Nutrition (H-Pen Study).” The study aims to implement and test the feasibility and efficacy of an individualized lifestyle intervention program (H-PEN) designed to…
November 29, 2016
Nada Lukkahatai (Nursing) gave a presentation, "Cancer-related Fatigue: Biomarkers Discovery and Interpretation," during the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Networks of Nevada Personalized Medicine Forum. She explained how cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatments can affect treatment effectiveness, disease prognosis, and…