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Alumni and Friends

As a graduate of the UNLV School of Nursing, you are our greatest asset and your continued engagement with the school is vital to our continued success. We encourage you to stay connected with fellow nursing alumni, current and former nursing faculty and current students.

How to Get Involved

Increase your involvement by attending nursing alumni events, volunteering at school-wide events throughout the year, by joining the UNLV Nursing Alumni Speakers Bureau, or by volunteering to be a mentor through the school’s mentoring program. Get involved today or take advantage of a few of our alumni services!

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Members of the alumni bureau.
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Upcoming Alumni Events

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Recent Alumni Accomplishments

  • December 2022: Kimberly Foxworth, '22, was named Outstanding Hospital Champion by Valley Health System. Dr. Foxworth is currently the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.
  • October 2022: Paul Smith, '16 was named Dean of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.
  • September 2022: Meg Moorman, '13 was inducted into the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nurse Educators (ANEF). She's currently the Director of Faculty Innovating for Nursing Education (FINE) Center and Coordinator of MSN in Nursing Education at Indiana University School of Nursing.
  • May 2022: Paul Smith, ‘16 received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.
  • March 2022: Nikule Abel, '21 was named to the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses. She currently works as a surgical trauma registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • February 2022: Iris Martinez, '21 was the recipient of the 4th annual Lois Capps Scholarship fund. The scholarship will cover the costs associated with Iris attending the Nurses in Washington Internship, where she and other young nurses will meet lawmakers and learn more about health policy changes and advocacy efforts.
  • January 2022: Michelle Giddings-White, ‘05 was named as the Nevada Nurse Practitioner representative for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ 2022 State Award for Excellence.
  • January 2022: April Clyde, '00 was named among MyVegas Magazine's list Top 100 Women of 2021. April opened Nevada's first and only free standing birth center in 2021.
  • October 2021: Jordyn Solis, '20 grad won the DAISY Award while working as an registered nurse at Henderson Hospital. This prestigious award recognizes exemplary nurses for their skills and care.
  • July 2021: Edward Aquino, '10, '17, started his new role as nurse practitioner at the 99th Medical Group Family Health Clinic at Nellis Air Force Base.
  • June 2021: Alison Borgsmiller, '06, '18, was named the June Hands-On Hero from First 5 San Luis Obispo County. This award recognizes exceptional people who advocate for child health.
  • May 2021: Angela Dimaya, '00, won the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This prestigious award recognizes exemplary nurses for their skills and care.

Class Notes

Carmen Buck

Carmen Bull Buck, '79 AA Nursing, '86 BS Nursing, '96 MSN Nursing, earned a post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner in 2000 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Today she is a portrait, lifestyle, and humanitarian photographer capturing love, light, and compassion in every situation. During her 40-year nursing career, she worked with thousands of people seeking meaning and connection during challenging times. Healing and connection through storytelling and photography are her passions. Her latest book, Just See Me — Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia, will be released next year. She is an international speaker and author teaching both live events and webinars on the topics of spirituality and photography. She creates legacies for people of all ages in the Austin, Texas, area and beyond. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and playing with her four dogs. She lives in Round Rock.      

Alona Angosta

Alona Angosta, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, '94 BSN and '00 MSN, is a Rebel forever. She is an Emeritus faculty at UNLV's School of Nursing. She was the UNLV Outstanding Alumni of the Year in 2020. Currently, Angosta is a professor and associate dean for research and scholarship at Baylor University, Louis Herrington School of Nursing in Texas. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and continues to be actively engaged with UNLV fellow alumni, former students, research, and academic colleagues.

Get Connected

Nakia Jackson-Hale
Assistant Dean of Administration, Engagement, and Outreach
702-895-1230
nakia.jackson-hale@unlv.edu