Rebel Nursing Notes

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.

  • 2 UNLV undergraduate nursing students speak on their separate self-quarantine experiences.  They are anonymous to protect their privacy.
    Apr. 9, 2020
    By Joseph Gaccione  The coronavirus pandemic is, in many ways, a story of two outbreaks. The most obvious is the actual illness that attacks the respiratory system and can quickly spread from person to person. But the other outbreak is just as easily visible: the fear of getting sick. You see it in cleared-out shelves at the grocery store. You can hear it in a loved one’s voice. Or maybe...
  • Angela Amar, Dean of UNLV School of Nursing, offers an update and message of unity during the coronavirus outbreak
    Apr. 6, 2020
    By Angela Amar (PhD., RN, FAAN,Dean of UNLV School of Nursing) & Patrice Hester-Harper (Assistant Dean for Administration, Outreach, and Engagement)  Dear UNLV Nursing Family,  We hope that you and your families are safe and well during this unprecedented time. The COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily changed our lives, but we as a school remain committed in supporting our students,...
  • UNLV School of Nursing student Iris Martinez (left) and Master of Social Work student Kacey Kim (center) are joined by the Salvation Army for distributing home-made sanitation kits for homeless people in the valley.
    Apr. 3, 2020
    By Joseph Gaccione   Two UNLV students are proving social distancing doesn’t mean you have to distance yourself from helping others.  Iris Martinez, a UNLV School of Nursing undergraduate student, and Kacey Kim, a Master of Social Work student, took it upon themselves this week to deliver sanitation kits for our homeless to protect them during the coronavirus pandemic. They made 114...
  • Apr. 1, 2020
      By Joseph Gaccione, Dr. Catherine Dingley (Ph.D., RN, FNP, FAAN), Keshia Kotula, and Rebecca Boni (PhD, RN)  The Jonas Philanthropies is the leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education and was founded to address nursing faculty shortages by advancing nursing leadership in research, policy, and practice. Through the Scholar Program, the Jonas Philanthropies...
  • Certified Nurses Day - March 19th
    March 19th is Certified Nurses Day
    Mar. 19, 2020
    By Joseph Gaccione, Cheryl Maes (Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC), and Esmeralda Clark (MSN, APRN, FNP-BC)   It is a critical time to be a nurse. Perhaps one of the most significant moments in recent history, as communities across the world react and try to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). But while nations adopt social distancing to stem the tide of this pandemic, there...
  • UNLV School of Nursing moves up in U.S. News & World rankings
    Mar. 17, 2020
      UNLV School of Nursing master’s and doctoral programs both rank 40th nationally in annual ranking of top grad and professional programs.   LAS VEGAS – March 17, 2020 – The UNLV School of Nursing is continuing to cement itself as one of the nation’s best, as two of its graduate programs made significant gains in the latest compilation of top graduate and professional schools...
  • UNLV Sunset
    As the sun sets, we plan to have a good night's sleep.  But some struggle more than others.  
    Mar. 11, 2020
      By Jinyoung Kim, PhD, RN It is a dream for everyone to have a good, solid sleep for 7 to 9 hours and feel refreshed when we wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, in our modern 24-hr society, that good night sleep is disturbed by many internal and external factors: anxiety or stress, pain, medication, sleep environment, blue light, and shift work. The Friday before the Spring Vernal...
  • Dr. Barboa's DNP Defense Project: improving PICU NGN training
    Dr. Barboa's DNP Defense Project: improving PICU NGN training
    Mar. 5, 2020
    By Joseph Gaccione   Valerie Barboa stands tall in UNLV School of Nursing conference room, her defining educational moment upon her: Her DNP Project Defense is about to begin. It’s taken Valerie more than a year of research just on this project, not to mention the years of academia and professional work building up to this. If she passes, she gets to add “Doctor” in front of her name for...
  • Two UNLV students with baby doll
    Two UNLV medical and nursing students participate as a family in poverty simulation.
    Feb. 7, 2020
      By: Minnie Wood, MS, APRN, ANP-BC Lecturer and Clinical Instructor   A nursing student taps her foot impatiently while waiting in a long line to cash her laminated-paper paycheck. She is joined by her fictional family. Her teenage son is, in fact, a medical student and her boyfriend is a current dental student. He is relaying the story of the errands he did while she was at work....
  • Jan. 27, 2020
    By: Lisa Nicholas, MSN, RN; Karen Eisenberg, MSN, RN, CNE; Jovi Dumangan, MSN, RN In collaboration with Dr. Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Pd.D, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE and Dr. Patricia Gatlin, Ph.D, RN, CNE Healthcare is rapidly changing. Keeping up with demands within the healthcare system requires flexibility, creativity, and a commitment to continued inquiry. The pursuit of high-quality education...
  • Jan. 16, 2020
    By: Patrice Hester-Harper Assistant Dean for Administration, Outreach, and Engagement   Our students are bright, talented and come from a variety of backgrounds. Some turn to the nursing profession as a second career, others knew they wanted to get into the most trusted profession as a child. Either way, they're genuinely concerned about helping people and making a difference in our...
  • Jan. 8, 2020
    By: Angela Amar, PhD., RN, FAAN Dean of UNLV School of Nursing In the 1870s, Florence Nightingale wrote in her personal diary that it would take 100 to 150 years to see the kind of nursing she envisioned. That time is now and the World Health Organization declared 2020 as the year of the nurse and midwife. Nightengale, the founder of modern nursing, is known for promoting clean conditions,...