Nurse Leaders Begin Here

Our mission is to advance the science of health and healthcare by preparing nurse clinicians, educators, leaders, and researchers to optimize health equity and wellness of individuals, families, communities, and populations. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and innovates nursing through interdisciplinary and transformational education, scholarship, practice, and community engagement.

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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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Sep. 18, 2023

The curriculum includes general and cohort sessions to focus on technical knowledge and professional skills.

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Sep. 8, 2023

Groundbreaking for its time, nursing students from UNLV and UNR were able to learn and debate via a live, two-way statewide microwave link.

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Aug. 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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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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Sep. 7, 2023
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) and co-authors, Chad Cross (Public Health), and James Navalta (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published, "A Randomized Controlled Trial, Non-Nutrition Based mHealth Program: The Potential Impact on Dietary Intake in College Students." The publication will appear…
Sep. 7, 2023
Candace Burton (Nursing) and co-author Stacy Drake of Bowling Green State University received the 2022 Education Article of the Year award from the Journal of Forensic Nursing, for their paper, "Trauma-informed approaches to medicolegal death investigation: A forensic nursing perspective." The…

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