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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 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

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Campus News | March 29, 2022

UNLV Boyd Law School has 13 top 100 programs, including No. 1 ranking for legal writing. 

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Research | March 16, 2022

Research by nursing professors helping address issues from trouble sleeping to health education and psychiatric care.

Nursing In The News

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.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
March 17, 2022

Worker shortages persist across Southern Nevada hospitals, although COVID-19 cases have dropped in recent weeks.

The Nevada Independent
February 15, 2022

Seeking out health care is often secondary to survival for people living near the poverty line, UNLV students learned firsthand while participating in a simulation earlier this month.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

May 17, 2022
Ezra Needham (Nursing) has been accepted into the 2022-23 cohort of the UNLV Leadership Experience. The program is designed to foster new campus leaders with opportunities to enhance their skills and encourage more university participation.
May 5, 2022
Chericka Reese-Martin (Nursing) has been selected for the VA nurse practitioner residence program. She currently is a doctoral student in the family nurse practitioner program.
May 3, 2022
Yaa Obeng (Public Policy and Leadership, and Nursing) was named Best Master of Public Administration Graduate Student for the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the 2022 College Scholarship and Awards Ceremony. She also is the School of Nursing’s graduate engagement and retention coordinator.
April 30, 2022
Carrie Jeffrey (Nursing) was honored with the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award for the 2021-22 school year. Jeffrey currently works at Weber State University. She is a third-year Ph.D. student on the nursing education track at UNLV.
April 28, 2022
Col. Jacqueline Killian (Nursing) received the TSNRP Scientific Mentorship Award in the Active Duty category. Currently an Air Force intern with UNLV Nursing, she will transition to full-time faculty later this year upon her retirement from the Air Force.
April 22, 2022
UNLV Nursing was recognized by the Las Vegas City Council with a special proclamation making April 20, 2022, UNLV School of Nursing Day. The proclamation honors the work of UNLV Nursing while addressing the importance of nurses in our community.