Accomplishments: School of Nursing

November 29, 2016
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) received the March of Dimes Southern Nevada Chapter's Nurse of the Year award in the research category. The organization's local chapter hosts the annual event to honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community. Kawi is the first nurse in Southern…
November 28, 2016
Rhigel “Jay” Tan and Susan VanBeuge (both Nursing) received confirmation of their officer roles within the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Tan has been re-elected board president, and VanBeuge has been elected board secretary. Both will serve one-year terms.  
November 28, 2016
Marcia Clevesy (Nursing) recently participated in an interview on KGHD 87.7 FM radio (La Raza) as a representative of the Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada (WHASN) Central and the Nevada Obstetric Charity Clinic. She discussed the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and recommended treatment options for postpartum depression. During the…
November 23, 2016
Andrew Reyes (Nursing) presented “An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care” during an education seminar held at the Seven Hills Hospital in Henderson. Reyes introduced the concept of trauma-informed care, described implementation strategies for providers and organizations, and explained why this should be a foundation of all health care providers’…
October 26, 2016
Tricia Gatlin (Nursing) participated in an interview on KGHD 87.7 FM radio (La Raza) with representatives from Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada Central (WHASN Central) discussing healthy eating during pregnancy and debunking the myth that pregnant women should eat for two. She is working with the health care providers and  staff…
October 19, 2016
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented his research, “Mediators and Moderators to Anthropometric Measurements among Filipino Americans with Hypertension” during the 42nd annual conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society. The society focuses on national and international trends that advance the discipline of transcultural nursing.
October 18, 2016
Angela Silvestri-Elmore (Nursing) edited the book Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 7th edition, which was published Oct. 17.
October 14, 2016
Alona Angosta (Nursing), along with Jami-Sue Coleman, '13 PhD Nursing, is the author of the article "The Lived Experiences of Acute Care Bedside Registered Nurses Caring for Patients and their Families with Limited English Proficiency: A Silent Shift," which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Coleman now is director of non-…
October 4, 2016
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) co-authored “Making Research Delicious: An Evaluation of Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices using the Great American Cookie Experiment with Mobile Device Gaming,” which appeared in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. The study explores the promotion of research and innovative, best-practice…
September 30, 2016
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented “Physical Function, Quality of Life, Acculturation, and Anthropometric Measurements among Filipino Americans with Hypertension” during the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research held in Washington, D.C. Alona Angosta (Nursing) was the co-investigator on the study.
September 6, 2016
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) has been named by Nevada Business magazine as the 2016 Healthcare Hero - Innovator for her expertise in simulation education. During the 11th annual award ceremony, the publication acknowledged that her work with clinical simulation continues to enhance the delivery of care by nurses throughout the state. She is the…
August 30, 2016
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) received a U.S. Department of Defense Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program grant to continue her research studying the effects of hypobaria (reduced atmospheric pressure) on skeletal muscle inflammation and regeneration after injury and hemorrhagic shock. The collaborative project comprises faculty from…