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Rebel Nursing Notes

UNLV School of Nursing strives to share stories across the nursing profession. From current issues to faculty and student achievements and research, "Rebel Nursing Notes" is here to inform and promote what it means to be a nursing leader.

  • split image of mary eliza mahoney on left and hazel johnson-brown on right
    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…
  • brain with missing puzzle piece
    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…
  • nurse practitioner checks tongue of patient
    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…
  • Tressa Quayle
    Dec. 15, 2022
    By Hayden Burfitt (UNLV School of Nursing Student Worker - Communications) After studying out-of-state, teaching abroad, raising four children, and managing 450 students, UNLV Nursing doctoral student Tressa Quayle has finally reached the finish line of her education. Quayle will be graduating with the Class of Fall 2022 and receiving her PhD in nursing education, which she…