Accomplishments: School of Nursing

November 4, 2015
Reimund Serafica (School of Nursing) is first author of “Hapag Kainan: Dietary Consumption of Fat, Sugar, Fruits and Vegetables Among Filipino Americans,” a study that explored the relationships among dietary consumption variables and the anthropometric measurements of Filipino Americans. The article appeared in the Journal of Cultural Diversity, fall 2015 issue.  
October 19, 2015
Alona Angosta, Jillian Inouye, Tricia Gatlin, and Reimund Serafica (all Nursing) have had their abstract accepted for an international symposium. They will present "Effects of Dance in Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review" at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 43rd Biennial Convention, which will take place in Las Vegas.  
October 9, 2015
Reimund Serafica, Alona Angosta (both Nursing), and Sheniz Moonie (Environmental and Occupational Health) are the authors of an article, "Measuring Enjoyment of Ballroom Dancing in Filipino Americans Using the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale," which recently was published in the peer-reviewed publication Asian Pacific Island Nursing Journal.
October 2, 2015
Alona Angosta (Nursing) received the John Crawford Nursing Research Institute Fellow Award from the Neuman Systems Model Research Institute in summer 2015. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding nurses who made significant contributions to nursing research using the Neuman Systems Model (NSM) as a research framework to guide their nursing research and practice. She has used the NSM to guide her research and practice with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. She has...
July 1, 2014
School of Nursing earned a 10-year accreditation for its bachelor's and master's programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The school voluntarily seeks accreditation and participates in the self-assessment and evaluation processes. It has maintained accreditation since the 1970s, specifically from CCNE since 2008.
July 1, 2014
Jessica Doolen, Michelle Giddings, and Michael Johnson (all Nursing), along with Gigi Guizado de Nathan and Lysander Abadia of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, authored "An Evaluation of Mental Health Simulation with Standardized Patients." The article, which appeared in the March issue of the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, examines how interviews with standardized patients portraying persons with psychiatric disorders increases therapeutic communication,...
July 1, 2014
Maulah Adanri and Paul Smith (Nursing) have been selected as Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars by the School of Nursing. Each of these doctoral students will receive $20,000 for their nursing studies during the next two years, making them part of a national effort to combat the nursing faculty shortage and prepare future nurses as America's healthcare system continues to evolve. Adanri is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. She is currently the manager of the Cardiac Telemetry,...
May 1, 2014
Alona Angosta, Jennifer Kawi, and Bruce Leonard (all Nursing) have been selected to the Summer Genetics Institute, which is a tuition-free, one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The program, sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, seeks to increase the research capability among graduate students and faculty, and develop and expand clinical practice in genetics among clinicians.
March 1, 2014
Carolyn Yucha (Nursing and Allied Health) has been appointed to the Valley Health System Board of Governors. The new board is comprised of seasoned business professionals, key physician leaders, and experienced hospital executives. According to a Valley Health System press release, the appointees are responsible for providing governance in the areas of hospital operations, regulatory issues, employee matters, resource management, and performance improvement initiatives for the system's five...
November 1, 2013
Rhigel "Jay" Tan (Nursing) received Nevada Business magazine's "Educator Healthcare Hero" award during the eighth annual Healthcare Heroes ceremony in September. The publication created the award to recognize outstanding health care professionals in both Northern and Southern Nevada. A diverse panel of health care professionals chose 10 honorees in each region from hundreds of nominations. He is the fourth UNLV nursing faculty member to be chosen for the award.
October 1, 2013
Vanessa Gepielago (Nursing) received the Lillian Wald Community Nursing Award for her efforts to encourage a change in Nevada law regarding sexual education. She encouraged the review and passage of a bill that would modernize the current curriculum, which she believes would help reduce the state's rising teen pregnancy rate. The award is named in honor of 19th century nurse Lillian Wald, who pioneered the concept of public health nursing. The School of Nursing presents the award each semester...
October 1, 2013
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) had her work published in the August issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, which is the official journal of the Aerospace Medical Association. The article, "Simulated Flight, Muscle Genetics, and Inflammatory Indicators in Mice," describes her research testing the effects of short-term exposure of aircraft cabin pressure on skeletal muscle.