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Andrew Thomas Reyes, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Associate Professor



Dr. Andrew Thomas Reyes is an Associate Professor at the UNLV School of Nursing. He joined the School of Nursing in 2016 and teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to joining UNLV, he was an instructor in psychiatric/mental health nursing at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a psychiatric/mental health nurse for more than 20 years in several psychiatric hospitals in Canada.


Dr. Reyes's practice specialty is in the area of psychiatric/mental health nursing

Classes Taught

Dr. Reyes currently teaches Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Research, Nursing Informatics, and Quality Improvement courses.

Education Background

Dr. Reyes completed his Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, which is a research-intensive university that emphasizes studies about leadership in nursing education, health promotion, and health services delivery. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation in Tacloban City, Philippines.

Research or Scholarship

Dr. Reyes focuses his program of research on the concept and construct of resilience among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (i.e., college student military veterans, Asian American women with history of trauma and post-traumatic stress, and older adults with lifetime history of trauma). He is currently exploring the effects of a mindfulness mobile app on the resilience of individuals with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He also developed and published four grounded theories relating to resilience: the grounded theory of pushing through, the theory of integrating, the theory of modulating intrusions, and the theory of mindful scaffolding. These grounded theories provide the theoretical framework of his research studies. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences.

Awards, recognitions, or group affiliations

Dr. Reyes has received the UNLV School of Nursing’s Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award and was named Nurse Researcher of the Year by Nevada Action Coalition as well as Nurse of the Year (Nursing Research) by March of Dimes, both in 2019.

Dr. Reyes is an Editor of the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. He is also a member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) of Nevada, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN), as well as the President of the Men in Nursing of Southern Nevada, a local chapter of the AAMN. He is also a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Zeta Kappa-at-Large Chapter.