Announcements

  • Jul. 22, 2021
    By Kathleen Thimsen, DNP, MSN, ET/WOCN, FNS (Associate Professor, Director – Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program) When we hear about wound management, images like band-aids or dressing changes likely come to mind. But for nurses, it is much more multifaceted. Proper wound management is a comprehensive approach that includes a focused and wholistic patient assessment of systems,...
  • Jul. 8, 2021
    By Susan VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP (UNLV School of Nursing Associate Professor in Residence) What is burnout? It’s a term that’s thrown out quite often, especially during the last year and a half, but it’s far from new, especially in healthcare. Chances are we’ve all seen it and possibly experienced it without knowing what to call it. Burnout is defined as “a long-...
  • Jul. 1, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV Communications & Outreach Specialist) CPR.  Stop the Bleed training. These are just a few hallmarks of UNLV School of Nursing's Nurse Camp, which returns for Summer 2021.  Introduced in 2019, the annual event is designed to show high school juniors and seniors and recent graduates what it means to be a nurse through various hands-on...
  • Jun. 17, 2021
    By Aaron A. Bellow Jr., Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, ENP-C (UNLV School of Nursing Assistant Professor) Juneteenth, or “Emancipation Day”, as it is sometimes called, more than the 4th of July, marks the actual Independence Day for many African Americans.  It is a recognition so significant, lawmakers are currently moving forward with legislation to establish the date, June 19th, as a U.S....
  • Jun. 3, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Communications & Outreach Specialist) This Spring, 12 UNLV Nursing doctoral students were selected to attend this year’s Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference, a regional gathering for nursing research professionals, including clinicians, educators, students, and health care organizations, a tradition that’s existed since 1951 (when...
  • May. 20, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Communications and Outreach Specialist) May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, an always relevant recognition, but this year feels different, perhaps timelier. Alison Borgsmiller, a graduate student in UNLV’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program can tell. She works as a family nurse practitioner at Bravo Pediatrics in San Luis...
  • May. 13, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Communications & Outreach Specialist) This year, UNLV Nursing alumna Junhee Bae was highlighted by the United Way of Southern Nevada to showcase the new generation of female leaders. A Fall 2020 SON graduate, Bae is currently working as a registered nurse at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. With Spring 2021 Commencement upon us...
  • May. 5, 2021
    By Jennifer Vanderlaan (UNLV School of Nursing Assistant Professor) May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife. Midwives are one type of health care worker who provide maternity care and well woman care. In the United States, midwives attend about 10% of births. In Nevada, midwives attend less than 5% of births.  Most midwife attended births occur in hospitals with nurse...
  • Apr. 29, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Communications & Outreach Specialist)   Since 1972, UNLV’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) has brought both pre-nursing and nursing students together to serve the Las Vegas community in various advocacy and volunteer-based roles. It also works as a networking venue for students to become more involved and get to know each other,...
  • Apr. 15, 2021
    By Kayla Sullivan (SON Lecturer & Clinical Instructor, DNP Graduate Student) Note: April marks Workplace Violence Awareness Month, a yearly observance for a rampant issue in many industries around the globe, including healthcare. SON instructor Kayla Sullivan recently defended her Doctor of Nursing Practice Project on improving nurses’ knowledge on identifying occupational violence. She...
  • Apr. 1, 2021
    By Joseph Gaccione (UNLV School of Nursing Communications & Outreach Specialist) Nicolas Sanchez is new to nursing school but not to college life. The Level 1 UNLV School of Nursing student is back in higher education after previously earning his Bachelor of Arts in English in 2016. From there, he taught high school in the Clark County School District before being accepted to UNLV...
  • Mar. 18, 2021
    BY UNLV School of Nursing Faculty, Students, & Staff For some of us, the past year doesn't feel so long ago.  The conditions brought upon by the coronavirus outbreak are still largely in effect, from wearing masks to social distancing to working/studying remotely.  In a way, it's surreal to think it's already been one year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic and...