School of Nursing

Margaret E. Covelli
’12 DNP Nursing

Margaret E. Covelli was a member of the inaugural UNLV SON Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) cohort and today is the chief nursing officer at Spring Valley Hospital.

She is a past winner of the Distinguished Nurse of the Year honor from the Southern Nevada March of Dimes. She was an appointee of the Governor’s Nevada Workforce Investment Board, a finalist for the 2003 Nursing Excellence Award from Nurse Week and a Vegas Inc Healthcare Hero honoree in 2011. She was also appointed to the Nevada State Board of Nursing’s Education Advisory Committee.

Covelli speaks to incoming nursing students at graduate and undergraduate orientations and at nursing recognition ceremonies. She helped develop dedicated education units for UNLV nursing students to gain realistic educational experiences, a program unique to UNLV SON students. She also collaborates with UNLV SON graduate students on their research efforts.

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