Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Nursing Department faculty.


Submissions from 2021

Intrauterine Contraction Parameters at Baseline and Following Epidural and Combined Spinal-Epidural Analgesia: A Repeated Measures Comparison, Rebecca Benfield, Huaxin Song, Jan Salstrom, Melydia Edge, Denise Brigham, and Edward R. Newton

Oncology Nurses' Professional Quality of Life: An Analysis of Defining and Measuring Professional QOL, Rebecca Boni PhD, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN and Catherine Dingley PhD, RN, FAAN


Synergistic Effects of Incident Diabetes Between Snoring, Family History of Diabetes, and Obesity, Yoo-Jeong Jeon, Seung Ku Lee, Jin-Young Kim, and Chol Shin


Serum Micronutrient Status, Sleep Quality and Neurobehavioral Function Among Early Adolescents, Xiaopeng Ji, Charlene W. Compher, Sharon Y. Irving, Jinyoung Kim, David F. Dinges, and Jianghong Liu

Women with Chronic Low Back Pain and Low Socio-economic Status: Self-efficacy and Multi-site Pain Predictors, Jennifer Kawi

ADVANCE: Methodology of a Qualitative Study, Ruth P. Lopez PhD; Ellen P. McCarthy PhD, MPH; Kathleen M. Mazor EdD; Meghan Hendricksen MPH, MS; Susan McLennon PhD; Kimberly S. Johnson MD; and Susan L. Mitchell MD, MPH

Where's the Curriculum? APN ALERT (Advanced LEaRner Training), Teri Reyburn-Orne, Kimberly Whittmayer, Lauren Renner, Jennifer Kawi, and Janet Vaughan

Exploring the Relationships Between Resilience, Mindfulness, and Experiential Avoidance After the Use of a Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Mobile App for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Andrew T. Reyes, Huaxin Song, Tirth R. Bhatta, and Christopher A. Kearney


Risk Factors Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Among Adult Nevadans, Dieu My T. Tran, Nirmala Lekhak, Karen Gutierrez, and Sheniz Moonie

A Scoping Review of Nursing's Contribution to the Management of Patients With Pain and Opioid Misuse, Janet H. Van Cleave, Staja Q. Booker, Keesha Powell-Roach, Eva Liang, and Jennifer Kawi

Submissions from 2020

An Antiracist Vision for Forensic Nursing, Angela F. Amar

Gender Violence Prevention in Middle School Male Athletics Programs, Angela Amar and Kathryn Laughon


Scald Injury-Induced T Cell Dysfunction Can Be Mitigated by Gr1+ Cell Depletion and Blockage of CD47/CD172a Signaling, Nadine Beckmann, Franziska Huber, Marc Hanschen, Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, Vanessa Nomelli, and Charles C. Caldwell

Examining the Meaning, Barriers, and Facilitators of Oncology Nurses' Professional Quality of Life, Rebecca Boni and Catherine Dingley

Prenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment Completeness and Steroid Hormonal Levels as Related to Infant and Maternal Health, June Cho, Lung-Chang Chien, and Diane Holditch-Davis

Prenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment Completeness and Steroid Hormonal Levels as Related to Infant and Maternal Health, June Cho, Lung-Chang Chien, and Diane Holditch-Davis

When a Child Is Found Dead: The Role of the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator and Psychosocial Impact for Parents, Paul Thomas Clements and Bobbi Jo O'Neal

Matters of HEARTS: Health, Experience of Abuse, Resilience, Technology Use, and Safety of Older Adults, Rose E. Constantino, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Claudia M. Kregg-Byers, Betty Braxter, Paul Wesley Scott, Jordan Cobb, Vivian Hui, Dianxu Ren, Brayden Kameg, Pearl Ed G. Cuevas, Daisy R. Palompon, Jennifer Petrie, and Balaji Palanisamy

Reliability, Construct Validity, and Measurement Invariance of the PROMIS Physical Function 8b—Adult Short Form v2.0, Du Feng, Fimbel Laurel, Dorothy Castille, Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, and Suzanne Held

Medication Decision Making Among African American Caregivers of Children With ADHD: A Review of the Literature, Amy Glasofer, Catherine Dingley, and Andrew Thomas Reyes

Self-Efficacy and Multisite Pain Predictors among Economically Disadvantaged Women with Back Pain, Jennifer Kawi, Alexandra Duke, and Godwin Maduka

Conceptualizing an Approach to Secondary Prevention of Relationship Violence Among College Students, Kathryn Laughon, Tina Bloom, Angela F. Amar, and Katrina Debnam


Long-Term Impact of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries on Multiple Functional Outcomes and Epigenetics: A Pilot Study with College Students, Hyunhwa Lee, Sungchul Lee, Ipuna Black, Laura Salado, Jonica Estrada, and Katrina Isla

Episodic Memory in Later Life: Benefits of Prayer and Meditation, Nirmala Lekhak, Tirth R. Bhatta, and Jaclene A. Zauszniewski

Reinventing Polysomnography in the Age of Precision Medicine, Diane C. Lim, Diego R. Mazzotti, Kate Sutherland, Jesse W. Mindel, Jinyoung Kim, Peter A. Cistulli, Ulysses J. Magalang, Allan I. Pack, Philip de Chazal, and Thomas Penzel

Marijuana for Medical Use: Implications for Health Care Providers, Elizabeth L. Mazzarisi, Kay Swartzwelder, and Paul Thomas Clements

Intentional Learning: A Student-Centered Pedagogy, Sarah Mollman and Mary D. Bondmass

Linguistic and Rhetorical Analysis in Interdisciplinary Health Information Research, Ed Nagelhout and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

An Introductory Nursing Class to Engage Undergraduate Generation Z Prenursing Students, Melissa I. Owen PhD, RN, CNE and Angela Amar PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

The Relaxation Response: Influence on Psychological and Physiological Responses in Patients with COPD, Crista Reaves and Alona Dalusung-Angosta

A Mindfulness Mobile App for Traumatized COVID-19 Healthcare Workers and Recovered Patients: A Response to “The Use of Digital Applications and COVID-19”, Andrew Thomas Reyes

Testing the Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Smartphone-App Mindfulness Intervention for College Student Veterans With PTSD, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Tirth R. Bhatta, Vankatesan Muthukumar, and William J. Gangozo

Resilience, Trauma, and Cultural Norms Regarding Disclosure of Mental Health Problems Among Foreign-Born and Us-Born Filipino American Women, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino, Chad L. Cross, Rhigel Alforque Tan, and Judzia N. Bombard

Resilience, Trauma, and Cultural Norms Regarding Disclosure of Mental Health Problems among Foreign-Born and US-Born Filipino American Women, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino, Chad L. Cross, Rhigel Alforque Tan, and Judzia N. Bombard

Promoting Resilience Among College Student Veterans Through an Acceptance-and-Commitment-Therapy App: An Intervention Refinement Study, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Venkatesan Muthukumar, Tirth R. Bhatta, Judzia N. Bombard, and William J. Gangozo

College Student Veterans' Experience With a Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Mobile App Intervention for PTSD: A Qualitative Study, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Reimund Serafica, and Angela Sojobi

Perception and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Lifestyle Modifications among High-risk College Students, Dieu-My T. Tran, Catherine Dingley, and Rogelio Arenas


Healthcare-Seeking Behaviours in College Students and Young Adults: A Review, Dieu-My T. Tran and Angela Silvestri-Elmore


Geospatial Variation in Caesarean Delivery, Jennifer Vanderlaan, Johnathan A. Edwards, and Anne Dunlop

Systematic Review of Case Reports of Poor Neonatal Outcomes With Water Immersion During Labor and Birth, Jennifer Vanderlaan and Priscilla Hall

Differences among Caregivers on Coping Resources and Mental Health, Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, Kayla Herbell, Nirmala Lekhak, and Hanan Badr

Caregivers of Persons with Diverse Health Conditions: Demographics and Burden of Care, Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, Nirmala Lekhak, Kayla Herbell, and Hanan Badr

Submissions from 2019

Uterine Contraction Parameters Before and During the Pre-Epidural Fluid Bolus: A Pilot Study, Rebecca Benfield, Du Feng, Jan Salstrom, Melydia Edge, Denise Brigham, and Edward R. Newton

Using Pictorial Action Instructions to Build a Basic Humanitarian Engineering Project: A Randomized Control Trial, Kathleen P. Cadman and Du Feng

Is Intimate Partner Violence a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Women? a Review of the Preponderance of the Evidence, Rose Eva Constantino, Alona D. Angosta, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Brayden Kameg, Linden Wu, Jordan Cobb, Vivian Hui, Daisy Palompon, Reema Safadi, Mayada Daibes, and Elizabeth Schlenk

Sex Specific Post-Concussion Symptom Reporting in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Jessica Dunn, Du Feng, Tedd J. Girouard, and Kara N. Radzak

Response to “The Role of the Nurse Leader in Battling Human Trafficking in Rural Hospitals in Texas”, Rachell A. Ekroos

Forensic Medical Examinations: Imagining Justice, Rachell A. Ekroos PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, FAAN and Sarah E. Shannon PhD, RN, FAAN

2018 Quality of Care Survey of Registered Nurses Working in Nevada Acute Care Hospitals, Du Feng, Caolyn Yucha, and Nancy Nivison Menzel

A Successful Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Partnership: A Five Year Review, Patricia Gatlin, Jennifer Pfannes, and Mary Bondmass

Undergraduate Nursing Students Knowledge of Aging, Attitudes toward and Perceptions of Working with Older Adults in Kathmandu Nepal, Saruna Ghimire, Nitisha Shrestha, Karen E. Callahan, Dhirendra Nath, Binaya Kumar Baral, Nirmala Lekhak, and Devendra Raj Singh

Perceived Barriers to Early Progressive Mobilization in the ICU: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in an Underserved Population, Jessica Grimm, Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Erik Grimm, Kelly Klinger, Scott Nye, and Jessica Bhullar

The Energy Expenditure of Tinikling: A Culturally Relevant Filipino Dance, Daniel P. Heil, Alona Dalusung-Angosta, Wei Zhu, and Rhigel Alforque-Tan

Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in College Students: Midwest Versus Southwest, Kristen N. Herlosky and Dieu-My T. Tran

Confronting Incivility in the Online Classroom, Karyn Holt, Kay Swartzwelder, Paul Clements, and Gary Childs


Influence of Biomedical Risk Factors on Chronic Low Back Pain Among Women, Jennifer Kawi

Perceived Evidence-Based Practice Competency Acquisition in Graduate Nursing Students: Impact of Intentional Course Design, Karen Kesten, Krista A. White, Ella T. Heitzler, Lisa T. Chaplin, and Mary D. Bondmass

Su54 - A Pilot Methylated Dna Immunoprecipitation Sequencing: Hypermethylation of the Death-Associated Protein 3 (Dap3) and Mir2110 in Fibromyalgia Associated with Child Abuse History Among African American Females, Hyunhwa Lee, Annette Mullis, Sijung Yun, Katrina Isla, Jonica Estrada, Nada Lukkahatai, Leorey Saligan, and Brian Walitt

Pediatric Nursing, Necole Leland

Integrative Review on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Chronic Diseases: The Responses Predictors, Nada Lukkahatai, Jillian Inouye, Diane Thomason, Jennifer Kawi, Bruce Leonard, and Kirsten Connelly

Symptom Subtypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predict Incidence of Cardiovascular Outcomes, Diego R. Mazzotti, Brendan T. Keenan, Diane C. Lim, Daniel J. Gottlieb, Jinyoung Kim, and Allan I. Pack

A Delphi Study to Understand Clinical Nursing Faculty Preparation and Support Needs, Sara McPherson PhD; RN and Lori Candela EdD; APRN; RN; FNP-BC; CNE

Cultural Factors Affecting Resilience of Filipino Immigrant Women, Andrew Reyes

Resilience and Psychological Trauma Among Filipino American Women, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino, Chad L. Cross, Rhigel Alforque Tan, Judzia N. Bombard, and Alvin Ryan Acupan

Student Veterans’ Coping with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Christopher Kearney, Judzia N. Bombard, Rebecca L. Boni, Carol Lynn Senette, and Alvin Ryan Acupan

Acculturation, Acculturative Stress and Resilience Among Older Immigrants in United States, Rei Serafica, Nirmala Lekhak, and Tirth Bhatta

The Use of Mobile Health to Assist Self-Management and Access to Services in a Rural Community, Reimund Serafica, Jillian Inouye, Nada Lukkahata, Nafanua Braginsky, Misty Pacheco, and Kathryn F. Daub

Acculturative Stress as Experienced by Filipino Grandparents in America: A Qualitative Study, Reimund Serafica and Andrew Thomas Reyes

Saunders 2018-2019 Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam, Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela Elizabeth Silvestri-Elmore

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela Elizabeth Silvestri-Elmore

Identify, Describe, and Evaluate Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in College Students, Dieu-My Tran

Abstract P051: College Students’ Perception and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Mixed-Methods Study, Dieu-My T. Tran, Catherine Dingley, and Rogelio Arenas

Abstract P051: College Students’ Perception and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Mixed-Methods Study, Dieu-My T. Tran, Catherine Dingley, and Rogelio Arenas


Methodology for Sampling Women at High Maternal Risk in Administrative Data, Jennifer Vanderlaan, Anne Dunlop, Roger Rochat, Bryan Williams, and Susan E. Shapiro

Associations Between Hospital Maternal Service Level and Delivery Outcomes, Jennifer Vanderlaan PhD, MPH, RN, CNM; Roger Rochat MD; Bryan Williams PhD; Anne Dunlop MD, MPH; and Susan E. Shapiro PhD, RN, FAAN

Comparison of Inflammatory Responses Between Hetastarch and Lactated Ringer's Solution Treatment, Liyuan Zhang, Charles Caldwell, Jazmin Lopez, Julia Soulakova, and Barbara St. Pierre Schneider

Mild Hypobaric Hypoxia Effects on Murine Skeletal Muscle Morphology and Macrophages and Well-Being, Liyuan Zhang, Julia Soulakova, and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

Submissions from 2018


Is There a Relationship Between Gestational Diabetes and Perinatal Depression?, Marcia A. Clevesy, Tricia K. Gatlin, and Kord T. Strebel


Ambulatory Care Education: Preparing Nurses for the Future of Healthcare, Caroline Varner Coburn, Deena Gilland, Melissa Owen, and Angela Amar

Ethical, Legal, and Sociocultural Issues (ELSI) in Nursing Viewed through a Complex Synergistic System Lens, Rose E. Constantino, Jordan Cobb, Brayden Kameg, Federica G. Maranzana, Angel Ebube, Linden Wu, Claudia Kregg-Byers, Pearl Ed Cuevas, and Andrew Thomas Reyes

Quality and performance outcomes in healthcare systems, Catherine E. Dingley

Is Selenium Intake Associated with the Presence of Depressive Symptoms Among US Adults? Findings from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (Nhanes) 2011–2014, Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kumar Baral, Du Feng, Francisco S. Sy, and Rachelle Rodriguez


Review and Application of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Bullying or Cyberbullying Recommendations for Screening and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, Gordon Lee Gillespie PhD, DNP, RN, FAEN, FAAN; Danny G. Willis DNS, RN, FAAN; and Angela F. Amar PhD, RN, FAAN


An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Education, Trisha Leann Horsley PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE; Jennifer O'Rourke PhD, APN-BC, CHSE; Bette Mariani PhD, RN, ANEF; Jessica Doolen; and Christine Pariseault MSN, RN, CEN

Exploring Pain Management Among Asian Immigrants with Chronic Pain: Self-Management and Resilience, Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, and Rogelio A. Arenas

Increased Risk for New‐Onset Hypertension in Midlife Male Snorers: The 14‐year Follow‐Up Study, Jinyoung Kim, Seung Ku Lee, Kanghoon Choi, Yoon Hee Chang, and Chol Shin

Proof-of-Concept Testing of a Real-Time mHealth Measure to Estimate Postural Control During Walking: A Potential Application for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Hyunhwa Lee, Sunchul Lee, Laura Salado, Jonica Estrada, Jacob White, Venkatesan Muthukumar, Szu-Ping Lee, and Sambit Mohapatra

Altered Dna Methylation Patterns Associated With Clinically Relevant Increases In PTSD Symptoms And PYSD Symptom Profiles In Military Personnel, C Martin, Y E. Cho, H Kim, S Yun, R Kanefsky, H Lee, V Mysliwiec, A Cashion, and J Gill

12-lead Electrocardiographic Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners, Sally K. Miller

Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Practice, Jennifer O'Rourke, Trisha Leann Horsley, Jessica Doolen, Bette Mariani, and Christine Pariseault

Sophia-Hubo's Arm Motion Generation for a Handshake and Gestures, Sangsin Park, Hyunhee Lee, David Hanson, and Paul Y. Oh

Comparing Student Clinical Self-efficacy And Team Process Outcomes For A Deu, Blended, And Traditional Clinical Setting: A Quasi-experimental Research Study, C Plemmons, M Clark, and D Feng


Exploring Challenges in Conducting E-Mental Health Research Among Asian American Women, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino, Rogelio A. Arenas, Judzia N. Bombard, and Alvin Ryan Acupan


Resilience, Acculturative Stress, and Family Norms Against Disclosure of Mental Health Problems Among Foreign-Born Filipino American Women, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Reimund Serafica, Chad L. Cross, Rose E. Constantino, and Rogelio A. Arenas

Student Veterans’ Construction And Enactment Of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, A T. Reyes, C A. Kearney, K Isla, and R Bryant

Interventions For Posttraumatic Stress With Resilience As Outcome: An Integrative Review, A T. Reyes, C A. Kearney, H Lee, K Isla, and J Estrada

Introduction to Special Issue by Guest Editor, Reimund Serafica, Reimund Serafica

The Use of Social Media and mEMA Technology in Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users, Reimund Serafica, Nada Lukkahatai, Brendan Tran Morris, and Kelly Webber

Saunders Q&A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela E. Silvestri

Inner Strength—State of the Science, Charles S. Smith, Catherine Dingley, and Gayle Roux