Dr. Rhone D’Errico is an Assistant Professor in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing, where he is the Program Lead for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. He received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018 with a specialty in Executive Leadership. Dr. D’Errico’s doctoral project focused on the readiness for Family Nurse Practitioners to perform primary care procedures in the emergency department. Dr. D’Errico completed his Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport in 2020, with coursework focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business operations. He earned a post- master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2016 from the University of Arizona. Dr. D’Errico is a three-time UNLV alumnus (BA Psychology ‘04; BS Nursing ’07; MS Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner ’12).
A Las Vegas native, Dr. D'Errico is board-certified as a family, psychiatric-mental health, and emergency nurse practitioner. He is also board certified as a Certified Nurse Educator via the National League for Nursing and holds a certification in Effective Teaching Practices from the Association of College and University Educators. Dr. D’Errico has practiced as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit and as a nurse practitioner in primary care, mental health, college health, and emergency department settings. Dr. D’Errico has experience as a clinician, educator, clinician leader, and health care executive overseeing hospital contracts across multiple states and health care systems in the western United States. He is also a published researcher in public health, specifically examining the impact of Nurse Practitioner guidance on increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and vaccine uptake in college students.
Dr. D’Errico’s current clinical practice is as a Neurofeedback Clinical Supervisor. His professional and academic interests include neurofeedback for both treatment and performance enhancement, the integration of mental health care into primary care and emergency care settings, improving the procedural skill education of nurse practitioners, and policy development surrounding nurse education at both the NP and DNP levels.
Dr. D’Errico currently serves as the Nevada State Representative for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners and holds membership in several professional and specialty organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center, National League for Nursing, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, International Society for Neuroregulation and Research, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association. He was formerly the President of the UNLV School of Nursing Alumni Association and a member of the UNLV Alumni Association Board of Directors.