nursing

The Orvis School of Nursing at UNR started out with just 12 students and 5 faculty. Now, 60 years later, the school has about 300 students each year. The school's dean is Dr. Patsy Ruchala, and she sat down with assistant professor Emily McClure to share some of her memories about the profession.

Emily McClure: So, Dr. Ruchala, over your timeframe of being a nurse, how have you see the transition of nursing from when you first graduated to you as dean of the Orvis School of Nursing?

WNC Reinstates Nursing Classes

Oct 11, 2016
Alexa Ard

Western Nevada College is restoring nursing classes at its Fallon campus. Our contributor Brook Bentley of Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

A partnership between Churchill County, the U.S. Department of Labor and the college is making this change possible by allowing WNC to use a large laboratory space located one mile from the Fallon campus.

Health Watch: Nursing and behavioral health

Jan 26, 2015

In this installment of the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about nursing and behavioral health with Dr. Sandra Talley - the first alumna to be named the Orvis Endowed Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing.  Dr. Talley is leading the psychiatric mental health advanced practice nursing program, a new master's level track at the School of Nursing.  She talks with Susan Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. 

Patsy Ruchala, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing
University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno, Provost Kevin Carman visited with Dr. Patsy Ruchala, director of the Orvis School of Nursing, to talk about trends in nursing education on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (11-14-14).

The discussion included national initiative to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020, double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 and continue to engage nurses in lifelong learning. 

Trcuckee Meadows Community College

Construction plans are being finalized for a new health science center at Truckee Meadows Community College. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports the facility at TMCC's Redfield campus in south Reno will lay the foundation for future expansion to the school's nursing program.

The $10 million project includes renovating an existing building along with constructing a new facility that will house a high-tech nursing simulation lab resembling real-world conditions.