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School of Nursing News

The School of Nursing educates nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet health care needs in Nevada and beyond. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

Current Nursing News

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Campus News | May 26, 2022

Through a community partnership, the UNLV School of Nursing helps address loss through online support groups.

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Research | May 24, 2022

UNLV nursing lecturer ups student engagement through classroom gamification.

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Campus News | May 10, 2022

As she graduates through an accelerated program, Acacia Herndon is eager to join the nursing workforce with skills she honed as a nurse apprentice and as a researcher.

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People | May 5, 2022

Launching the first free-standing birth center took years of lobbying by nurse midwife April Clyde.

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People | April 11, 2022

A 2022 Outstanding Part-Time Instructor, Elizabeth “Hope” Hinchman helps nursing students put their book learning into practice.

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Nursing In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 31, 2022

The UNLV School of Nursing is getting ready to host its next nurse camp! Here's a look at how it will change lives and bring future nurses into a fun, learning environment. This segment is sponsored by the UNLV School of Nursing. For more information, visit unlv.edu/nursing/camp.

Health Care Quarterly
May 26, 2022

At 6:30 a.m. IT Admistrator Brandon Stone arrives at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. He is walking briskly because there are a few things that need attention before the day can start. 

KCLV Channel 2
May 16, 2022

On this episode we're going to talk about a profession that deserves all the accolades we can possibly muster up, I'm talking about nursing.

Public Now
April 19, 2022

The Las Vegas City Council will recognize the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing at the April 20, 2022, City Council meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St.

Las Vegas Weekly
March 31, 2022

Before applying for nursing school in August 2021, Miranda Sanders says she and her colleagues saw how nurses were called to the front lines during the pandemic, and how the pandemic affected working conditions. But that didn’t turn her away from the career path.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 18, 2022

Many health care workers are exhausted and overworked as staffing shortages remain a major issue in the valley.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

June 27, 2022
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) has been appointed the RN representative of the Public Health Advisory Board by the Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health. The PHAB advises the Board of Health on matters related to local public health planning and policy. 
June 22, 2022
Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) published "Oxytocin Receptor Gene, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociation in a Community Sample of European American Women" in the BJPsych Open journal, with her collaborators at the University of Michigan. Based on the quantitative trait gene association tests of an NIH-funded project’s data (R01 NR 008767-…
June 21, 2022
Jay Shen, Zahra Mojtahedi, and Sfurti Rathi (all Public Health), and Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) have just published an article, "Disparities in Adverse Maternal Outcomes Among Five Race and Ethnicity Groups," in Journal of Women's Health. Both Mojtahedi and Rathi are PhD in Public Health students.
June 16, 2022
Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) co-authored a new publication, "Perinatal Education Participation: Description and Identification of Disparities."
June 15, 2022
Dieu-My Tran and Angela Silvestri-Elmore (both Nursing) along with Angela Sojobi, '21 PhD Nursing, were published in the International Journal of Exercise Science. Their article is "Lifestyle Choices and Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease in College Students."  Tran and Silvestri-Elmore are UNLV Nursing faculty, while Sojobi is a nursing…
June 7, 2022
Acacia Herndon (Nursing) was selected out of 97 entries for the Best Student Poster at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Along with professor Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), she studied midwifery independent licensing in relation to state regulations. Herndon is an undergraduate student.