Dr. Alona D. Angosta is a tenured Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post-Master’s Certificate programs at UNLVSON. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include (1) cardiovascular disease, (2) obesity, (3) health promotion and disease prevention, (4) physical activity, and (5) patient teaching and safety with emphasis on medication errors. She is a Fellow of the NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Research Program, John Crawford Neuman Systems Model Research Institute, and AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP). She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international professional conferences.
Dr. Angosta teaches primarily in the Ph.D. and MSN programs. She has taught in the BSN program primarily in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, II and served as Acting BSN Coordinator. She has chaired or been a member of student dissertations and capstone projects.
In terms of clinical practice and service, Dr. Angosta is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains primary care practice in southern Nevada. Her clinical experience includes family practice, ambulatory and emergency care, internal medicine, trauma and critical care, military and cardiovascular nursing. She has served in professional committees including SON’s Academic Affairs Council (Chairman), UNLV Biomedical IRB, Treasurer and Chair of Scholarship Council of the Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Kappa Chapter, and Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Advisory Committee. She is the President of Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association. Dr. Angosta is also a member of professional organizations such as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.