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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. We promote, improve, and sustain human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

Current Nursing News

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People |

The UNLV professor, one of only 60 certified midwives in Nevada, explains the holistic approach to childbirth that nurse midwives bring to a medical setting.

A student checks the eyes of a medical manikin.
Campus News |

A $400,000 federal appropriation provides UNLV's Clinical Simulation Center with state-of-the-art resources for nursing students to hone their skills.

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People |

Ladores, a leading pediatric nurse practitioner and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, begins her new role at UNLV on Sept. 1.

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Campus News |

UNLV Law School has 14 top 100 programs in publication’s 2024 rankings, including No. 2 ranking for legal writing; Physical Therapy cracks top 50.
 

Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu (left), associate professor and chief of colorectal surgery, and class of 2025 medical student Jessica Fields during a robotic surgery simulation training.
Business and Community |

The development of a UNLV Academic Health Center will provide high-value quality care for the community, a source of economic diversity for our economy, and cutting-edge research.

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Campus News |

UNLV’s online bachelor’s in psychology, master’s programs in nursing rank among the nation's top 20; university nets four top 100 rankings. 

Nursing In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

In a University Medical Center classroom, CPR mannequins laid across the tables as a dozen high school students gathered around. Some grabbed the AED, others pretended to call 911 and a few locked their elbows and began performing CPR.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s fifth annual Nurse Camp has begun, providing high school students with an opportunity to explore the nursing profession.

KSNV-TV: News 3

UNLV's nursing school is teaming up with UMC to help 60 high school students get interested in the medical field. This 'Nurse Camp' gives students a feel for being a nursing major.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

High school students get opportunity to learn about the Nursing field in the UNLV Nurse Camp.

Las Vegas Review Journal

A UNLV program for high school students interested in nursing aims to combat a shortage in the profession.

Rosen Senate

Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing with faculty and nursing staff to discuss her work to address the nursing shortage in Nevada.

Nursing Experts

A nursing expert specializing in pediatric care, particularly in Latino communities.
An expert in medical surgical, mental health, emergency room, intensive care, and palliative nursing
An expert in LGBTQIA+ health, adolescent development, and forensic nursing.
An expert on obesity management, cultural competence, and best practices in nursing.
An expert in mental health nursing. 
An expert on sleep disorders.

Recent Nursing Accomplishments

Dieu-My T. Tran (Nursing) published an article, "mHealth Intervention for Elevated Blood Pressure Among College Students: Single-Arm Intervention Study," examining the growing pattern of hypertension among young adults and developing useful interventions that can assist with screening, early identification, and intervention for hypertension.…
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) has been selected and inducted as a new fellow to the American Academy of Nursing 2024. This prestigious recognition highlights Serafica's significant contributions to the field of nursing and his dedication to advancing health care through research, teaching, service, professional practice, and leadership. He will be…
Associate professors Hannah Fraley and Candace W. Burton and assistant professor Clariana Vitoria Ramos de Oliveira (all Nursing) published their article, "Trauma-Informed Research With Emerging Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence," in the Sage Journal.  The article focuses on the complexities of conducting research with emerging adult…
Lorraine Evangelista, Joseph Guerrero Lopez, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Reimund Serafica (Nursing) received the first-place award for the "Best Overall Scientific Poster" out of 517 posters presented at the 9th Biennial National IDeA Symposium on Biomedical Research Excellence', June 17-19, 2024, in Washington…
Lorraine Evangelista, Joseph Guerrero Lopez, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented "Promoting Community Engagement and Capacity-Building to Address Health Disparities in Diverse Communities: Experiences of a Community Engagement and Outreach Team" at the 9th Biennial National IDeA…
Candace Burton's (Nursing) article, "'We Come From Different Worlds' The Collision of Caring and Carceral Institution," was published in Advances in Nursing Science (ANS), a scholarly journal that promotes the integration of nursing philosophies, theories, and research with practice. ​