Accomplishments: School of Nursing

August 23, 2016
Alona Angosta and Jennifer Kawi (School of Nursing) completed the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP), sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The LANP has been preparing future leaders for more than 14 years. This structured professional development experience includes assessment and evaluation of…
August 19, 2016
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) published “Validation of the Knowledge and Perception of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Questionnaires for College Students” in the Journal of Nursing Measurement. The study, which tested the psychometric properties of two measures of knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors, appeared in the journal’s August…
August 16, 2016
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) is a co-author of "Genome-Wide Changes in Peripheral Gene Expression following Sports-Related Concussion," which examines and analyzes peripheral blood gene expression to identify genome-wide changes before and after sports-related concussions among collegiate contact athletes. The Journal of Neurotrauma…
August 12, 2016
School of Nursing answered an invitation from the National League for Nursing to test new simulation education scenarios focused on patients with physical disabilities. Assistant professor Reimund Serafica and six nursing students tested three scenarios, provided suggestions for enhancing the content, and evaluated the scoring rubric. The new…
August 11, 2016
Reimund Serafica and Alona Angosta (Nursing) co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension titled "Acculturation and Changes in Body Mass Index, Waist-Hip Ratio among Filipino Americans with Hypertension," which examined whether level of acculturation is an absolute predictor of body mass indexes,…
July 22, 2016
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work), and Catherine Dingley (Nursing) recently received the Tier 2 funding from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) to continue their project “Engaging Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses on Receiving Palliative Care“. They completed the project’s Tier…
July 15, 2016
Jillian Inouye and Nada Lukkahatai (Nursing) were part of a research team that received an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award for the project "Wearable Technology and Bio-psycho-social Measures of Symptom Burden" during the Optimizing Health Care Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. More than…
May 24, 2016
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) was re-elected as the Nevada representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). During her two-year term, concluding during 2018, VanBeuge will fulfill numerous duties centered on representing the AANP, its members, and the community at large.
April 15, 2016
Marianne Tejada (Nursing) has been selected to the Summer Genetics Institute, a tuition-free, one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The program, sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, seeks to increase the research capability among graduate students and faculty,…
March 18, 2016
Cheryl Perna (Nursing) co-authored “Patient Care Outcomes and Temporary Nurses,” which appeared in Nursing Management, and “The Development of a PTSD Standardized Patient Encounter,” which appeared in MedEdPORTAL Publications. The articles published during August and November 2015 respectively. She also led two poster presentations during…
March 3, 2016
The UNLV School of Nursing has been selected as publisher of the Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal, a peer-reviewed international forum for the exchange of knowledge in relation to Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander health and nursing care. Nursing faculty members will retain their editorial roles with the publication: …
February 19, 2016
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) co-authored “Nursing Simulation Research: What are the Perceived Gaps,” which determined a need for more rigorous multisite studies centered on student and/or patient outcomes. The article appeared in the January issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing.