Accomplishments: School of Nursing

November 1, 2018
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) and colleague Lauren Traveller (Southern Utah University) presented preliminary data from the Forensic Nursing Representation in Online News Reports research project at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. Through descriptive statistics and quantitative text analysis, the purpose of the study is to describe the representation of forensic nursing and forensic nurses in online news media reports.  
October 29, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) was selected Texas Christian University’s 2018 Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair. The Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair was established in 1969, by Drs. Cecil H. and Ida Green of Dallas to bring to campus nationally known visiting scholars, scientists, writers, and other career persons on a rotating appointment program. Ekroos’s visit to the TCU campus, hosted by the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, included three days of engagement, presentations,...
October 18, 2018
Crista Reaves (Nursing) earned one of seven Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards from the National League of Nursing (NLN). A Ph.D. candidate, Reaves was one of 150 applicants to earn this national award. Her research focus is on the implementation of a brief mindfulness technique in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships each year to nurse educators who are focused on building a strong and diverse nursing...
October 11, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) was an invited speaker at the GLMA Nursing Summit this week. She was asked to share her expertise on the topic of sexual violence among LGBTQ+ populations and communities. Her presentation, titled “Responding to Sexual Violence Among LGBTQ+ Identifying Persons," provided context to achieve a shared understanding among audience members regarding the number of LGBTQ+ people affected by sexual violence, barriers to accessing specialized forensic medical services;...
September 21, 2018
Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, (both Nursing), and Rogelio A. Arenas (Anthropology) co-authored “Exploring Pain Management Among Asian Immigrants with Chronic Pain: Self-Management and Resilience," which is published online and will appear in the December issue of Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Arenas is a Ph.D. candidate.
September 19, 2018
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) co-authored an article, "An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Education," which was published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
September 18, 2018
Tricia Gatlin and Marcia Clevesy (both Nursing), along with coauthor Kord Strebel, have written an article, "Is There a Relationship Between Gestational Diabetes and Perinatal Depression?" which appears in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.
September 17, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in November in Washington, D.C. Schneider holds the Inaugural Research Professor of Nursing, funded by generous support from Dr. Tony Marlon. With more than $6 million in research funding and more than 50 publications, she is being recognized for an impressive research career on muscle injury and trauma. Fellowship in the academy is the highest honor of the profession. She joins other UNLV fellows,...
September 17, 2018
Angela Amar (Nursing) is the recipient of a $209,500 Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development award, Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN). This contract will provide training opportunities to develop the nursing and pipeline workforce on health information technology and telehealth.
September 6, 2018
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) has been named a "healthcare hero" for 2018 by Nevada Business Magazine. Ekroos, who received the Humanitarian Healthcare Hero award, was one of 10 health professionals from Southern Nevada honored by the publication in categories ranging from educator, administrator, and care provider to community partner, humanitarian, and innovator. A diverse panel of judges chose the honorees from among hundreds of nominees. She received the award during a recognition ceremony this...
August 30, 2018
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) and colleagues from four universities published a policy brief in Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), titled “Policy Brief on the Nursing Response to Human Trafficking." Publication of a policy brief in Nursing Outlook is a rigorous process involving review and input from several AAN expert panels who are focused on promoting the health of vulnerable populations and final approval by the AAN Board of Directors prior to...
July 6, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) accepted an invitation to become a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The fellowship is one of the profession’s most prestigious honors and recognizes outstanding contribution and achievements in nursing. The academy’s nearly 2,500 fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Fellows represent association executives; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital...