In The News: School of Nursing

National Capital Area Translators Association
October 2, 2020

Advocating for oneself in a medical appointment is challenging, even in your native tongue. Medical jargon is a barrier in any language. What happens in Las Vegas when a pandemic hits and foreign tourists and residents who are not fluent in English exhibit signs of COVID-19? Coronavirus does not discriminate. Yet, will the frontline healthcare workers be prepared to care for patients from other cultures? Standardized Patient Educator and Theatre Translator Gigi Guizado de Nathan describes the development of a simulation to teach medical students how to bridge the communication gap with underserved populations. If a novel use of translation, at the nexus of art and science, with a humanitarian objective piques your interest, this is the presentation for you.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2020

Teenage cancer patient Jorge “Fabian” Trejo-Ibarra carefully considered his options when he was told he could request something big and bold through the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Foundation.

AIRWAVES AND EDUCATORS PODCAST
August 26, 2020

Adrian is diving into online learning that's here to stay with an EXPERT in the arena, Dr. Karyn Holt. Dr. Holt is the Director of Educational Quality and Innovations at UNLV and has dedicated much of her career promoting quality online learning in the health professions. What's the secret to great online education and how do we ensure "no significant difference" from F2F (face-2-face)? Dr. Holt gently guides us through these topics with her infectious enthusiasm and love for medicine and medical education.

PHLV Radio
August 21, 2020

"Racism and Nursing" with Angela Amar, Dean at UNLV School of Nursing and Minnie Wood, Lecturer/Clinical Instructor at UNLV School of Nursing. Hosted by Doris Bauer, President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada - PNANV.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
August 14, 2020

A UNLV nurse followed all the precautions to avoid COVID-19 and still go the virus.

National League for Nursing
August 14, 2020

View a complimentary recording of the Inside Higher Education webinar recorded on August 14. Drs. Angela Amar, Lisa Day, and Jenny O'Rourke explored how shifts in course delivery impact curriculum and assessment. We know for certain that key foundational principles of good teaching hold consistent and will impact how today’s nursing students benefit from their nursing education in the unique context of COVID-19.

UNLV
August 6, 2020

Infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, susceptible host. For those of you who may not know, this is what the medical world calls the chain of infection. It is how an infectious disease spreads from one person to the next. The concept behind it is simple. Keep the chain intact, and the disease runs rampant. Break it, and the infectious agent won’t stand a chance. I first learned of this cycle back in my first semester of nursing school and have since carried it with me throughout my career as both a pediatric nurse and clinical instructor. In fact, it is a concept I teach to the level one students here at the School of Nursing, and it has kept me from contracting any major illnesses until very recently.

KNPR News
August 1, 2020

Whether they’re toiling on the front lines or helping from the sidelines, healthcare workers are navigating a strange new world in the pandemic age. We’ve all read stories about doctors and nurses working to exhaustion as COVID-19 strains our healthcare system. But there are other stories that, while less daunting and dramatic, tease out some nuanced lessons about public health and community welfare. We asked five people, from doctors to technical specialists to medical students, to express in their own words what they’ve learned during their work amid the pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2020

It’s strange how getting a haircut, grabbing a bite to eat and planning a vacation have become so fraught with a sense of anxiety verging on impending doom over the past few months.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2020

It’s strange how getting a haircut, grabbing a bite to eat and planning a vacation have become so fraught with a sense of anxiety verging on impending doom over the past few months.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2020

It’s strange how getting a haircut, grabbing a bite to eat and planning a vacation have become so fraught with a sense of anxiety verging on impending doom over the past few months.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 22, 2020

It’s strange how getting a haircut, grabbing a bite to eat and planning a vacation have become so fraught with a sense of anxiety verging on impending doom over the past few months.