News and Stories

Stay up to date with the latest news and hear stories about the students, faculty, and staff at Touro Nevada.

Touro Nevada medical students participate in a simulation presentation at the Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation.

Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation Receives Accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Jan 10, 2023

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) has awarded provisional accreditation to the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation (Center) at Touro University Nevada (Touro), home of Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine.

Dr. Joseph Hardy

Dr. Joe Hardy Retiring After a Nearly 50-Year Career in Medicine

Dec 26, 2022

Dr. Joe Hardy wanted to work in medicine ever since his parents first bought him a ‘Visible Man’ toy for Christmas when he was a child.

Touro Nevada employees gathered to wrap the holiday gifts for this years toy drive.

Touro Campus Community Lives Mission by Providing Donations to Las Vegas Valley During Holiday Season

Dec 26, 2022

The Touro University Nevada campus community exemplified its mission of service to humanity during the holiday season as students and employees both donated heavily to local organizations.

Medical student, Jose Parra, in his white coat, speaks at the podium during the Gala 2022 event.

Jose Parra Named College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Doctor of the Year

Jan 3, 2023

The College of Osteopathic Medicine named Jose Parra, a fourth-year medical student and graduate of Touro’s Master’s of Science in Medical Health Sciences Program (MHS), Student Doctor of the Year for 2022.

Physical Therapy students gather for a photo in their holiday sweaters during the DPT holiday celebration.

School of Physical Therapy Celebrates Accomplishments Together During Annual Holiday Party

Jan 3, 2023

All three cohorts from Touro University Nevada’s School of Physical Therapy came together for a holiday celebration filled with research presentations, camaraderie, and fun inside the university’s new on-campus Events Center.

Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President of the Touro University System

Shelley Berkley to be Honored for Her Contributions to Touro University During 50th Anniversary Gala

Dec 1, 2022

Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President of the Touro University System and former CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Western Division, will be recognized at the Touro 50th anniversary Gala and convocation in New York City on Dec 4.

Touro Nevada student doctor, Jonmark Dolendo, speaks onstage during the ceremony

Touro University Nevada Hosts Special Veterans Day Ceremony to Honor Student and Employee Veterans

Dec 1, 2022

Touro University Nevada honored its student and employee veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces during a special Veterans Day ceremony on campus.

Dr. Priest, Touro Nevada students, and faculty speak with a patient at Project Homeless Connect

Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy Students Provide Free Medical Services to Community During Annual Project Homeless Connect

Dec 1, 2022

Students from the School of Physician Assistant Studies and the School of Occupational Therapy provided free medical services to the Las Vegas Valley’s homeless population during Project Homeless Connect, an annual event offering numerous services on Nov. 22.

The award winners accept their certificates at the Pinnacle Awards event

Touro University Nevada Honored with Four Awards During the Public Relations Society of America’s Annual Pinnacle Awards

Dec 1, 2022

Touro University Nevada received four awards for its public relations and communications efforts during the annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America - Las Vegas Valley Chapter, at Dragon Ridge Country Club on Nov. 15.

Dr. Andrew Priest with the

Dr. Andrew Priest Honored as a “Healthcare Hero” by Nevada Business Magazine

Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Andrew Priest, Touro University Nevada’s Campus President and Provost, was honored as the 2022 ‘Healthcare Hero’ for Administration by Nevada Business Magazine.

Latino Medical Student Association Allows Touro Nevada Students From Different Program to Come Together to Affect Change

Oct 28, 2022

First-year students Ana Vives-Calderon and Analuisa De Alba may be in different programs, but their involvement in the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) has helped them affect change and build relationships with students across Touro University Nevada and beyond.

Physical Therapy Students Discuss the Importance of PT Month and Why They Chose Their Career

Oct 28, 2022

In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, we spoke with two students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy to learn more about why they chose to pursue a career in physical therapy, and why Physical Therapy Month is so important.

Touro Nevada students in their white coats.

Nearly 400 New Students Receive Their White Coats During Annual Ceremony

Oct 31, 2022

Nearly 400 new students were presented with their white coats during the annual White Coat ceremony, a rite-of-passage for Touro’s students that symbolizes their entry into the healthcare professions.

Dr. Aurelio Lorico and Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth

Two Touro Nevada Faculty Members Honored with Prestigious TCUS Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence

Oct 31, 2022

Two of Touro University Nevada’s faculty were honored for their exceptional work with the Touro College and University System Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.

Dr. Andrew Priest

Touro University Nevada names Dr. Andrew Priest as Campus President and Provost

Jul 1, 2022

Touro University Nevada, home to Nevada’s largest medical school, announces the appointment of Dr. Andrew Priest to Campus President and Provost. Shelley Berkley, who has served as the CEO and Senior Provost for Touro since 2014, remains with the university in a new role.

Touro University representatives and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department together at the press event introducing the Las Vegas Crisis Response Medical Training Program.

Touro University Nevada partners with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to teach life-saving critical care

Jul 13, 2022

Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school, announces the Las Vegas Crisis Response Medical Training Program with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The program offers comprehensive medical training and curriculum for Metro officers to help save lives in emergency crime situations in Las Vegas.  

Nursing students practice administering shots on mannequins

Touro University Nevada’s School of Nursing Programs Receive Prestigious 10-Year Accreditation Extension

Jul 15, 2022

Touro University Nevada’s School of Nursing was awarded with a 10-year accreditation outcome for all four of its programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the best possible accreditation outcome.

Dr. Shannon Martin

Touro University Nevada names Dr. Shannon Martin Program Director of School of Occupational Therapy

Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Robert Askey, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Touro University Nevada (Touro), announces the promotion of Dr. Shannon Martin to Program Director for Touro’s School of Occupational Therapy—the only accredited occupational therapy doctorate program in the state of Nevada.

CHHS students gather for a group photo during graduation, celebrating the occasion with a traditional cap toss.

College of Health and Human Services Class of 2022 Honored During Spring Commencement

Jul 28, 2022

Touro University Nevada celebrated nearly 150 new graduates from the College of Health and Human Services during Spring Commencement at the new Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.

Touro Students gather outside of Three Square for a group photo in celebration of Day of Service.

Touro University Nevada’s New Students Give Back to Southern Nevada Community During ‘Day of Service’

Jul 28, 2022

Touro University Nevada’s newest students gave back to their community as soon as they started their Touro journeys as they volunteered at non-profit organizations throughout the Las Vegas Valley during New Student Orientation.