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The Nevada Action Coalition serves as the driving force for transforming health care through nursing in our state. Recognizing the important work already underway in Nevada and with a goal of long-term sustainable change, the Nevada Action Coalition leads the way to improve the health of the population.

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Executive Committee

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Marissa Brown MHA, BSN, RN

Workforce and Clinical Services Director at Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) marissa@nvha.net

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Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE

Executive Director Nevada State Board of Nursing dsscott@nsbn.state.nv.us

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Susan C. Adamek PhD(c), RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Treasurer Susan.adamek@dignityhealth.org

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Patsy L. Ruchala, DNSc, RN

Director and Professor Orvis School of Nursing University of Nevada pruchala@unr.edu

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Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nevada Health Centers Director of Operations dtoney883@aol.com

Regional & Recommendation Champions

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John Packham, PhD

Director of Health Policy Research Office of Statewide Initiatives University of Nevada School of Medicine

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Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE

Executive Director Nevada State Board of Nursing

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Barry Gold

AARP/Nevada Director of Government Relations

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Dr. Scott W. Lamprecht, APRN, FNP-BC, RN

Chief Clinical Officer Complete Medical Consultants

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Dr. Elizabeth E. Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC, DACACD

Professor Chamberlain College of Nursing

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Dr. Patsy L. Ruchala, DNSc, RN

Director and Professor Orvis School of Nursing University of Nevada

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Dr. Carol B. Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Dean, School of Nursing Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

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Marcia Turner, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Nevada System of Higher Education

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Theresa Kaufman

Project Manager Nevada Hospital Association Health Care Workforce Development Program

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Doug Geinzer

Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas HEALS

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Marisa Brown, MHA, BSN, RN

Nevada Hospital Association Workforce and Clinical Services Director

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Susan Adamek, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Director of Education

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Vicky VanMeetren

President/CEO, Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals San Martin Campus, Las Vegas NV

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Dr. Jennifer Richards, PhD, RN, CNRN

Transformational Health Care Administrator Renown Health

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Dr. Susan VanBeuge DNP, APRN, DNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Assistant Professor University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing

Diversity Committee

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Vance K. Farrow

Committee:  Leadership Training Health care Industry Specialist Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Hannah Brown

Committee:  Leadership Training Vice Chair, Workforce Connections Board of Directors Workforce Connections

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Ardell Galbreth

Committee: Professional Mentoring Executive Director Workforce Connections

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Tameca A. Ulmer, Ed.D.

Committee:  Cultural Competency Executive Director Office of Community Relations, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

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Maria Marinch

Committee:  Educational Support Executive Director Office of Community Relations, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

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Debra A. Toney, PhD RN, FAAN

Chair Diversity Task Force Nevada Health Centers Director of Operations - Southern Region Nevada Health Centers

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Debra Collins, BSN, RN

Co-Chair Diversity Task Force Program Manager-ADW Health Care Workforce

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Lisa Pacheco, RN, BSN

Committee: Recruitment to Become a Nurse K-12 Director, Maternal Child Services University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC

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Karissa Hughey, BS, RN

Committee:  Communication Clinical Educator – Northern Region Nevada Health Centers

Stay Informed

Welcome to our news area: All the latest info, articles, and hints to current industry developments as well as current information on helpful programs.

Patsy Ruchala named dean of Orvis School of Nursing

September 29, 2016 / admin / No Comments Comments

Patsy L. Ruchala, DNSc, RN, has been named dean of the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno, following a decision by the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents meeting earlier this month. The reorganization reinstates the Orvis School of Nursing as an independent school lead by a dean after 24 years. The change

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Join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge today!

September 20, 2016 / admin / No Comments Comments

Great news! The ANA Enterprise is launching the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge and you’re invited! Nevada Nurses Association is one of 12 organizations participating in a special sneak peek beginning September 19th through October 23rd. The goal of the Grand Challenge is to help transform the health of the nation by improving the health

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Nurses Scholarships

August 15, 2016 / admin / No Comments Comments

Because of the generous charitable donations from friends of NNF, in 2015 we were able to award $12,000 in ten scholarships, and in the spring of 2106 we awarded $4,000 in four scholarships. This fall we are pleased to offer an astounding twenty named scholarship opportunities totaling $15,800 in amounts ranging from $300 to $1,200. We are pleased to provide assistance

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Brain Health: A FREE 3-Hour CE Course

July 29, 2016 / admin / No Comments Comments

September 22, 2016 9am -1pm Lou Ruvo  Ctr for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic 888 W. Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas 89106 RSVP to:  marciaevn@aol.com Click Here for complete details.

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Nevada Action Coalition
4300 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Email: info@nvactioncoalition.com

Phone: (702) 522 7034
Fax: (702) 889 5495

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