About

Angela Amar, School of Nursing Dean

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing. As the new dean, I am delighted to be here and am eager to advance our vision of helping shape the future of nursing education, research, and practice. Our slogan "Nurse Leaders Begin Here" inspires and drives the school.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program and master’s degree in nursing program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing were originally accredited on October 13, 2008 with the current accreditation through June 30, 2024. The post-graduate APRN certificate program had their initial accreditation visit on October 2, 2017 and were accredited through June 30, 2023. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program had their initial accreditation visit on October 2, 2017 and were accredited through June 30, 2021.

All eligible programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Baccalaureate degree in Nursing {BSN}; Master’s degree in Nursing {MSN}; Doctor of Nursing Practice {DNP}; and post-graduate APRN certificate program) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Vision

The overarching goal of the School of Nursing is to shape the future of nursing education, research and practice. To that end, the faculty have accepted “Nurse Leaders Begin Here” as the school’s motto.

Goals

  1. Increasing the educational arm to educate more nurses and practitioners to influence the health of NV and beyond
  2. Increasing research productivity and scholarly outputs of faculty & students
  3. Expanding our presence in the local, regional, and national community
  1. Developing and maintaining an inclusive and dynamic environment that promotes the professional development of students
  2. Cultivating a spirit of philanthropy and entrepreneurship to increase financial strength and resources
  3. Engaging in innovative and cutting edge practice that enhances the health of NV citizens

TECHNOLOGY & HANDS-ON TRAINING

Student nurses receive hands-on training early in the program’s curriculum, practicing their skills on low- and high-fidelity manikins at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, and learning from seasoned nurses in a variety of clinical settings including Dedicated Education Units at local hospitals. These opportunities enable the student to perfect patient care before entering the health care profession.

Dedicated Education Unit Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing admitted its first cohort of student in 1965. The 26 women and one man graduated with their associates degree two years later, beginning what has become a history filled with successes, accomplishments, and pride.

History Timeline Nursing in Nevada

ADVISORY BOARD

The school’s advisory board comprises individuals dedicated to improving nursing education and the delivery of health care in Nevada.

Advisory Board