Associate Professor
Samantha Peckham
School of Nursing
(702) 777-8687

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My name is Dr. Samantha Peckham. I am originally from San Diego, CA. I was raised in New Jersey and relocated to Las Vegas, NV, in 2004. I graduated from UNLV in 2007 with my BSN. I worked in the following units as an RN: Neuro ICU, IMC, CPOU, ER, and Trauma ER. As APRN, I have worked in weight loss and wellness, emergency room, and family practice. My favorite clinical practice is family medicine, as I enjoy forming long-lasting relationships with my patients.

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with my Master's as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP. I obtained my DNP and post-master's certificate as an FNP from the University of Arizona in 2015. My DNP project topic was: Evaluating the Readiness of Nevada Nurse Practitioners for Clinical Practice Post-Graduation Utilizing the Nevada Nurse Practitioners’ Preparedness for Practice Survey.

I have taught Gerontology, Medical Surgery, and Medical Terminology at the undergraduate level at both UNLV and Nevada State College. At the graduate level, I have been a Site Supervisor at Grand Canyon University and taught a Differential Diagnoses course at Chamberlain College of Nursing. My desire to go into education was to impact the nursing professor's future by improving the quality of healthcare care at the provider level. In addition to teaching full-time at Touro University, I work per diem as an FNP for Everside Healthcare in Las Vegas, NV. In my limited spare time enjoy Café Rio, Thai food, CrossFit, and Jiu-Jitsu. 

  • DNP, Adult Gerontology Acute Care, 2015
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Post Masters Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2015
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • MSN, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2013
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • BS, Nursing, 2007
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 

Completed APP residency for Emergency Medicine at UMC in Las Vegas, NV. (2015). 

  • ANCC Board Certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 
  • ANCC Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • AANPCB Board Certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner 
  • MSNV 623, 624, 626, 627
  • DNPV 761, 763, 767

Co-authors for the following completed DNP projects:

  • Recognizing Dermal Filler Complications: Implementation of Dermal Filler Complication Recognition Guidelines. (2020). Sloane Bowsher, Heidi Johnston, Samantha Peckham
  • Improving T2DM Management in Adults Through Implementation of DSME Protocol. (2020). Suzette Ryan, Samantha Peckham, Terry Bartmus
  • Improving Therapeutic Communication in an Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic to Reduce No-Shows. (2020). Medrad Sison, Rhone D’Errico, Samantha Peckham
  • A Formalized Nursing Peer Review Protocol. (2020). Rosalyn Phan, Samantha Peckham
  • Early Identification and Intervention of Heart Failure Exacerbation. (2020). Alana Swift, Samantha Peckham
  • Increase Confidence in New Graduate Nurses using High Fidelity Simulation. (2020). Margaret Schwimer, Samantha Peckham
  • The AAP Asthma Guideline for Pediatric Primary Care. (2020). Minjung Hong-Decapio, Jessica Grimm, Samantha Peckham
  • Improving General Developmental Screening and Surveillance Through the Use of ASQ-3 at a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. (2020). Mildred Balotro, Samantha Peckham, Andrea Hill
  • Promoting Asthma Action Plans in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project. (2020). Joshua Harrod, Samantha Peckham, Judith Carrion
  • Improving Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients Utilizing a Standardized Discharge Protocol. (2020). Josee Gill, Denise Zabriskie, Samantha Peckham
  • Nevada Advanced Practice Nurse Association 
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
  • American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners 


  • Assistant Professor, Touro University Nevada, NV 10/17- present 
  • Visiting Professor, Chamberlain College, Downers Grove, IL 03/17- 06/18 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, 05/17- 08/18, 09/15-05/16 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 05/16- 09/16 
  • Clinical Instructor & Lecturer, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV 08/13- 05/14 


  • Everside/Activate, CC Firefighters Clinic, Las Vegas, NV, 1/19- present 
  • US Acute Care Solutions, UMC ER, Las Vegas, NV, 03/15- 06/20 
  • Premier Physicians Weight Loss and Wellness, Las Vegas, NV, 06/14- 02/15