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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 |

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. 

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People |

UNLV Nursing's Dean Imelda Reyes shares a look into her professional journey ahead of her Dec. 4 talk.

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People |

Nursing's Alumna of the Year opens free-standing birth center to provide a home-like environment for women in labor.

Nursing In The News

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.

KSNV-TV: News 3

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, is helping medical professionals fight staff shortages in the field. The Nevada leader visited the UNLV School of Nursing on Thursday to highlight her efforts through the bipartisan Train More Nurses Act.

Las Vegas Sun

UNLV nursing students dressed in bright red scrubs were hard at work Thursday at the university’s Clinical Simulation Center, where aspiring nurses can participate in real-life scenarios by treating mannequin patients.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

As many clinics and hospitals play catch up to the nursing workforce shortage, a Las Vegas clinic is going hands-on with their nurse practitioner students. FOX5 reported on Safe Harbor Medical previously, as they are the clinic that had to take on hundreds of new patients after a local affordable healthcare facility shut down.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Millions of Americans suffer from not being able to get a good night’s sleep. It’s especially tough in a 24-hour city where workers are often on unusual time shifts. The Good Day Las Vegas crew knows what it’s like to struggle with getting enough snooze time so we took our questions to Dr. Jinyoung Kim at UNLV’s Nursing School who has done her own in-depth, deep sleep research.

20 Minutes

For some, white noise is the ultimate sleep aid. For others, however, the term raises a big question mark. That's behind the monotonous noise.

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Recent Nursing Accomplishments

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. ​
Clariana Ramos de Oliveira's (Nursing) article, "Association between breastfeeding cessation among under six-month-old infants and postpartum depressive symptoms in Nevada," was published in PLOS, a research publication focused on the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering.
Clariana Ramos de Oliveira's (Nursing) article, "Father involvement is a protective factor for maternal mental health in Western Kenya" was published in SSM - Mental Health (SSM-MH), a journal publication focused on the field of mental and behavioral health. 
Rebecca Benfield (Nursing) was recognized for her research as co-author of “Use of External Uterine Electromyography Across Stage I Labor” in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health with a Mary Ann Shah New Author Award for 2024. This award underscores the significance of the contribution to midwifery and women’s health.…
Drs. Hannah Fraley, Clariana Ramos de Oliveira, and Candace Burton (all Nursing) published their article titled, "Trauma-Informed Research with Emerging Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence," in Clinical Nursing Research. 
Dr. Jacqueline Killian, retired United States Air Force colonel (Nursing) with Dr. Penny Pierce, retired United States Air Force Reserves colonel and emeritus professor, University of Michigan, recently delivered the plenary session titled, "Service Beyond the Uniform: Prepare Now for What's Next" at the 2024 TriService Nursing Research…