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Angela Frederick Amar


Dean and Professor
School of Nursing University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Angela Amar, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is Dean and Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Amar has dedicated her career to enhancing diversity in nursing leadership and to improving care and support for survivors of violence and trauma. She is a noted scholar on dating violence and sexual assault who has conducted funded research and published many articles and book chapters related to violence and diversity. Dr. Amar is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Distinguished Fellow with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and a Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Amar is on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars program. She serves as chair of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Government Affairs Committee. Dr. Amar was co-author on an award winning book, A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing. She is originally from New Orleans, enjoys travel and is an avid reader.

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