About Research

Research opportunities available to School of Nursing students and faculty allow them to make inquiries and observations necessary for discoveries that advance the field of health and health education.

The changing climate of health care in America is making nursing research more important than ever. Nurses, uniquely positioned on the front lines of care both in the hospital and the community, are in an excellent position to identify problems and test theories.

These discoveries are helping to 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.

The school’s research program offers exceptional opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students, and provides assistance through its Office of Research Support. Through research, our students are provided the resources needed to obtain an education in a friendly and interdisciplinary environment, which prepares them for a professional and productive life.

The School of Nursing receives competitive grant funding from government and private agencies, and faculty maintain multiple active grants throughout the year.

Research areas of School of Nursing Faculty include:

  • Advances in Nursing Education
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Dietary acculturation
  • Effects of anxiety and pain interventions on uterine contractility
  • Epigenetic markers & neurodegenerative symptoms of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Exercise and health promotion
  • Family caregiving in end-of-life care
  • Foreign RN’s education
  • Health of Filipinos through dancing
  • Leukocyte response to exercise-related skeletal muscle injury
  • Nursing Education using Simulation Technology
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Occupational health/injury
  • Physiological stress reaction, stress reduction
  • Resilience
  • Stigma reduction interventions
  • Women’s health