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


Submissions from 2022


Mobile Health App for Adolescents: Motion Sensor Data and Deep Learning Technique to Examine the Relationship Between Obesity and Walking Patterns, Sungchul Lee, Eunmin Hwang, Yanghee Kim, Fatih Demir, Hyunhwa Lee, Joshua J. Mosher, Eunyoung Jang, and Kiho Lim

Early Perinatal Workforce Adaptations to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jennifer Vanderlaan and Kate Woeber

Exosomal Microrna Differential Expression in Plasma of Young Adults With Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Healthy Control, Rany Vorn, Maiko Suarez, Jacob C. White, Carina A. Martin, Hyung Suk Kim, Chen Lai, Sijung Yun, Jessica M. Gill, and Hyunhwa Lee

Submissions from 2021

Community Sharing: Contextualizing Western Research Notions of Contamination Within an Indigenous Research Paradigm, Sarah Allen, Suzanne Held, Shauna Milne-Price, Alma McCormick, Du Feng, Jillian Inouye, Mark Schure, Dottie Castille, Rae B. Howe, Mikayla Pitts, Shannen Keene, Lorenda Belone, and Nina Wallerstein

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

Overview of Evidence-Based Practice, Mary D. Bondmass

Sampling Methods, Mary D. Bondmass

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

A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Workplace Factors Contributing to Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among Nurses and Physicians During the First Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic in Two US Healthcare Systems, Igor Burstyn and Karyn Holt

Orientation Principles for Online Team-Based Learning Courses, Michele C. Clark, Laura C. Merrick, Jennifer L. Styron, and Annetta R. Dolowitz


Implementation and Outcomes of Complementary Therapies in Hospice Care: An Integrative Review, Catherine Dingley, Angela Ruckdeschel, Keshia Kotula, and Nirmala Lekhak

Diagnostic and Medication Treatment Disparities in African American Children with ADHD: a Literature Review, Amy Glasofer and Catherine Dingley

Comparison of 12-Hour Biweekly Versus 6-Hour Weekly Shifts on Fatigue in Student Nurses, Alena Grewal and Karyn E. Holt


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


Auricular Point Acupressure Smartphone Application to Manage Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Longitudinal, One-Group, Open Pilot Trial, Jennifer Kawi, Chao Hsing Yeh, Mengchi Li, Keenan Caswell, Maurice Mazraani, Nada Lukkahatai, Sylvanus Mensah, Janiece Taylor, Chakra Budhathoki, and Paul Christo

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

A Comparison of Non-traditional Online and Traditional Wet-Lab Experiences in Human Anatomy and Physiology: An Innovative Approach for Pre-licensure Nursing Education, Ann Massey, Weihua Zhang, and Angela Amar

“A World Upside Down”: Experiences of Informal Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Susan M. McLennon and Nirmala Lekhak

UNLV Nurse Camp Returns to Impacting Future Healthcare Heroes, Jenna Le Pierre and Minnie E. Wood


Improving Care For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Through the Use of a Personal Electrocardiogram, Teresa Praus, Jonathan Li, Svetlana Barbarash, Manuel Proenza, and Mary D. Bondmass

Team-Based Learning and the Community of Inquiry Model, Greg C. Restall and Michele C. Clark

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

The Process of Learning Mindfulness and Acceptance through the Use of a Mobile App Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Andrew Thomas Reyes

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

Challenges and Strategies: A Culturally Competent Conversation about Vaccine Hesitancy, Reimund Serafica and Beth Lincoln


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

Circadian Rhythms in Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Dieu-My T. Tran, Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, and Graham R. McGinnis

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

Association of Delivery Outcomes With the Number of Childbirth Education Sessions, Jennifer Vanderlaan, Christen Sadler, and Kristen Kjerulff

Evaluating Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain Self-Management Using Technology: A Feasibility Study, Chao Hsing Yeh, Jennifer Kawi, Aiguo Ni, and Paul Christo

Development and Testing of a Spiritual Resourcefulness Scale: Holistic Expansion in Operationalizing the Resourcefulness Construct, Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, Christopher J. Burant, Nirmala Lekhak, Kayla Herbell, Hanan A. Badr, and Richard J. Martin

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

Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge, Risk Factors, and Resilience Among US Veterans With and Without Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alona D. Angosta, Andrew T. Reyes, Chad Cross, Trevor Pollom, and Komal Sood


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

Maladaptive Behavior. Concept: Interpersonal Violence, Paul Thomas Clements

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

Telepsychiatry During COVID -19 Pandemic, Cameron Duncan DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC; Reimund Serafica PhD, MSN, RN, CNE; Denis Williams MSN, RN; Michael Kuron BSN, RN; and Alana Rogne BSN, RN

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

Examining Relationships Between Resilience Protective Factors and Moral Distress Among Nursing Students, Lorretta Krautscheid, Laura Mood, Susan M. McLennon, Taylor C. Mossman, Marie Wagner, and Jessica Wode

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

HESI/Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, Linda A. Silvestri PhD, RN, FAAN and Angela E. Silvestri-Elmore PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Standing up Against Workplace Bullying: Recommendations From Newly Licensed Nurses, Carolyn R. Smith, Steven J. Palazzo, Paula L. Grubb, and Gordon L. Gillespie

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

Review of the Scientific Literature on Young Adults Related to Cardiovascular Disease Intervention, Dieu-My T. Tran and Angela Sojobi

2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Susan S. VanBeuge

Burnout, Self-Care and COVID-19, Susan S. VanBeuge

Celebrating 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Susan S. VanBeuge

Clinical Inertia in Diabetes: Is it Really a Problem?, Susan S. VanBeuge

Mentors: An Important Part of Professional ad Personal Development, Susan S. VanBeuge

Obtaining Credentials as a Surgical First Assist, Susan S. VanBeuge

Practice Challenges and Changes for APRNs during the COVID-19 Crisis, Susan S. VanBeuge

Preparing Patients for COVID-19 Vaccination, Susan S. VanBeuge

Resilience in the Time of COVID-19, Susan S. VanBeuge

The Benefits of a Nursing Network: Building Relationships in our Nursing Community, Susan S. VanBeuge

The Impact on APRN Practice During COVID-19, Susan S. VanBeuge


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

Evidence-Based Childbirth Education: An Essential Step in Shared Decision-Making for Maternity Care, Jennifer Vanderlaan PhD, MPH, RN, CNM, LCCE; Susan Givens BSN, RNC-OB, MPH, LCCE; Sujata Gami MS, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE; Barbara Hotelling MSN, AdvCD(DONA), CHT, LCCE, FACCE; Penny Simkin PT, CD(DONA), CCE; and Blake H. Slusser LCCE, FACCE

Evidence-based Childbirth Education: A Key Strategy to Improve U.S. Maternal & Childbirth Outcomes, Jennifer Vanderlaan PhD, MPH, RN, CNM, LCCE; Melissa S. Gonzalez CD(DONA), LCCE; Leslie Arnott LCCE; Tonya Daniel IBCLC, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE; Christen Sadler MSN, CNM, CNE, LCCE, FACCE; Blake H. Slusser MA, LCCE, FACCE; and Jill Wodnick CLC, LCCE

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

Moving Towards Antiracist Nursing Practice, Minnie Wood

Application of Auricular Point Acupressure for Pain in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregivers, Chao Hsing Yeh, Mengchi Li, Jennifer Wenzel, Mollie Fox, Aiguo Nni, and Jennifer Kawi

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