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Nurse Leaders Begin Here

Our mission is to educate 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.

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Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
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Top 50 Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
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Research discoveries help preserve and promote the health and wellness of Nevadans and the future of nursing education, with an enhanced focus on health issues associated with an urban environment and sustainability.

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Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19

UNLV is committed to safely providing education and promoting a healthy environment that supports the well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

Nurse Newsmakers

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Jan. 12, 2021

Electronic avatars allow professors the ultimate social distancing while remaining present in School of Nursing classrooms.

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
Jan. 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Dec. 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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Rebel Nursing Notes

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Jan. 14, 2021
By Kathleen Thimsen, DNP, MSN, ET/WOCN, FNS (Associate Professor and Faculty in Residence; DNP Program Director) January is known as National Radon Action Month, per the Environmental Protection...
Dec. 30, 2020
By SON Faculty and Staff The Year of the Nurse & Midwife arguably lived up to the title in 2020.  The reputation of nurses and other frontline healthcare workers grew exponentially...
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Dec. 10, 2020
By Dr. Michelle Giddings, DNP, APRN, PHMNP-BC, FNP-BC (UNLV Alumna and recipient of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice 2020)   “The...

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Jan. 14, 2021
Angela Amar (Nursing) presented in front of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International on the topic of Nursing Leadership in Social Justice and Anti-Racism.
Jan. 11, 2021
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing), and their colleagues developed a brief, reliable, and valid altruism scale that is useful for assessing this important prosocial orientation and resource among older adults and other age groups. Despite growing interest in the health significance of altruistic orientations, surprisingly little...

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