The purpose of this committee is to advise and report to the Board on matters related to education and continuing education. The committee consists of representatives from nursing education, nursing associations, and employers.

Member and Term Ending Dates

Michelle Johnson, EdD, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC, Director of Nursing Education

Sherry Akins, DNP, RN (CSN) – Las Vegas – March 2026*
Nichole Artam, BSN, RN, CEN – Gardnerville – March 2026*
Kimberly Baxter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC (UNR, Orvis School of Nursing) – Reno – May 2025
Jody Covert, DNP, RN (TMCC) – Reno – September 2023
Nancy Hence Cywinski, RN, BSN, MS, NHA (CCSD) – Las Vegas – May 2025
Amber Donnelli, PhD, RN, CNE (Great Basin College) – Elko – May 2023
Susan E. Drossulis, MSN, RN, OCN-BC (Carrington College) – Reno – May 2023*
Brian C. Oxhorn, PhD, RN (Roseman University) – Las Vegas -September 2024
Jill Rankin, DNP, RN, (Arizona College), Las Vegas – May 2025*
Angela Silvestri-Elmore, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE (UNLV) – Las Vegas – September 2023*
Robert Vadovic, DNP, RN, APN-c – Las Vegas – September 2025*
Erin Van Kirk, MSN, RN- Reno- September 2024*

* Indicates that this is the committee member’s first term

Education Advisory Committee Meeting Information

Meeting DatesMeeting AgendaMeeting Minutes
January 06, 2023 (Simulation Subcommittee and AACN BSN Essentials Subcommittee)Agenda – AACN BSN Essentials Subcommittee

Agenda – Simulation Subcommittee
January 13, 2023Agenda
April 21, 2023
August 11, 2023
October 13, 2023

Meeting Minutes for Preceding 5 years

October 20 Agenda (Rescheduled for November 4)OctoberOctoberOctoberAugust
October 14 Agenda (Rescheduled for October 20)AugustAugustAugustAugust
October 7 (Simulation Sub)AprilApril – CancelledApril April
August JanuaryJanuaryJanuaryJanuary
April 15 (Simulation Sub)
April 15
January 14
January 7