Accomplishments: School of Nursing

December 11, 2019
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) is a co-author of "Evidence Management of Self‐Collected Items – A Targeted Gap Analysis" published in Evidence Technology Magazine. In this forensic nursing feature article, the authors explore several considerations related to the self-collection of evidence following a sexual assault including the victim post-assault activities, health care provider dual roles in response to patients reporting sexual assault,  health care providers as collectors of evidence, and,...
November 27, 2019
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rhigel Alforque Tan, Alvin Ryan Acupan (all Nursing), and Chad L. Cross (Medicine) co-authored, “Resilience and Psychological Trauma among Filipino American Women” which is published in the December issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Acupan is a graduate student.
November 15, 2019
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was one of 30 participants selected to participate in a workshop, Forming Science-Industry Research Collaborations, organized by the Stanford Center on Longevity and Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in Austin, Texas. The workshop provided participants with tools and resources to establish relationships with non-academic collaborators, as they pursue their research aims. She also presented a poster at...
November 7, 2019
Angela Amar (Nursing) recently was appointed by the National League for Nursing to serve a two-year term as a member of its Finance Committee. The league is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education with more than 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. 
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference. The title of the presentation was "What Is Palliative Care and Do I Need It? Preliminary Findings from...
November 5, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) presented his research topic  "Acculturative Stress Among Older Immigrants in the United States" at the  44th Annual American Association for Men in Nursing in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. He also serves as the vice-president of Men in Nursing of Southern Nevada. 
October 30, 2019
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) along with Patricia M. Speck (University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing) presented "Title X Legislative & Regulatory Analysis Benefiting Children Affected by Sexual Exploitation" at the American Academy of Nursing's 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C.  In 2018, Ekroos, Speck, and a group of colleagues conducted a regulatory policy gap analysis focusing on commercially sexually-exploited children and...
October 29, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) has co-presented a panel presentation, "From Lightbulb to Paper: Getting Published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN)," at the recently concluded 45th annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference held in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this month. He serves as an associate editor of JTCN. 
October 28, 2019
June Cho (Nursing) received a pilot grant of $65,891 through the Mountain West CTR-IN (Clinical & Translational Research Infrastructure Network Program), funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Findings of her research project, titled “Health Disparities in Very-Low-Birthweight (VLBW) Preterm Birth in Nevada,” will help identify the role of various biomarkers in health and development of VLBW preterm infants and maternal health.
October 28, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing) and Elizabeth Barrie (Online Education) presented at the annual meeting of the Global Summit and EdTech Expo Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age North American conference in Toronto earlier this month.  This international conference was  sponsored by the Institute for Performance and Learning, the Ministry of Education of Canada, and Contact Norde. The title of their presentation was "Taking the Road Less Travelled to Online Growth at UNLV" and presented our path of...
October 9, 2019
Paul Clements and Karyn Holt (both Nursing) recently presented at the Global Summit and EdTech Expo Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. This international conference was  sponsored by Institute for Performance and Learning, the Ministry of Education of Canada ,and Contact Norde. The title of their presentation was "Ensuring Inclusivity for Online Faculty" and covered ideas to incorporate to ensure online learners (and teachers) are included in your classroom and institution.
October 9, 2019
Alona Angosta and Andrew Thomas Reyes (both Nursing) co-authored the paper, "Is Intimate Partner Violence a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Women? A Review of the Preponderance of Evidence," which was published in Health. Angosta's program of research is in the area of cardiovascular disease while Reyes' program of research focuses on trauma, post-traumatic stress, and resilience.