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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Academic Programs

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Community Nursing

Through community partnerships, nursing students and faculty make an impact across the valley.

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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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Alumni Engagement

Once a rebel nurse, always a rebel nurse. Explore exciting ways to stay connected to UNLV Nursing through mentorship, leadership, and other opportunities.

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Vital Views

Take vital nursing and health information on the go with UNLV Nursing's award-winning* podcast. Vital Views provides a multitude of valuable nursing-related content, from national trends to nursing school tips; from interpersonal skills to technological changes; and from research to personal stories.

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*In 2022, Vital Views received a Pinnacle Award from the Las Vegas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in the webcasts/podcasts category.

Nurse Newsmakers

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Mar. 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

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Mar. 1, 2023

Up to 75 scholarships funded through a $3 million state award for current and incoming master’s nursing students at UNLV.

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Feb. 10, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

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Rebel Nursing Notes

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Feb. 10, 2023
By Hayden Burfitt (UNLV School of Nursing Student Worker - Communications) Nurses serve all walks of life with compassion, but not all nurses were afforded the same treatment. For decades, many African Americans were discouraged from nursing or discriminated against in the field. Despite this adversity, Black nurses persevered and fought to provide skillful and sympathetic care to those…
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Feb. 1, 2023
By Hayden Burfitt (UNLV School of Nursing Student Worker - Communications) After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNLV in 2018, Yobel Asefaw had no idea he would return to school so soon. A need for mental health advocacy in his community, however, inspired him to take action. Now, Asefaw has just graduated as part of the first-ever class of psychiatric mental…
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Jan. 17, 2023
By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Associate Director of Communications) Accepting non-traditional students into the UNLV School of Nursing is not a new concept.  Older students or students who led previous careers have been present in nursing cohorts over the years, and in 2021, the School of Nursing launched its Nursing BS - Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Track for those…

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Mar. 21, 2023
Angela Amar (Nursing) presented on Health Equity in Nursing Education. She was an invited panelist at the Annual Summit of Nurse Trust in New Orleans on March 14.
Mar. 14, 2023
Dean Angela Amar (Nursing) has been elected as the secretary-treasurer for the Western Institute of Nursing. She will be inducted during the Membership Assembly on Friday, April 21.

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