University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Nursing

Dr. Cheryl L. Bowles

Dr. Cheryl Bowles is a full professor in the School of Nursing at UNLV. She received both her baccalaureate degree in nursing and masters degree in psychiatric mental-health nursing from the University of Illinois. She received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University where she specialized in research, evaluation and psychometrics. She has over 30 years of teaching experience both at the undergraduate and graduate level. At the graduate level, she has primarily taught research, statistics and nursing education courses. She has served as chairperson for numerous masters thesis committees and is currently chairing doctoral dissertation committees as well. She is currently serving as the PhD Program Coordinator.

During her 26 years at UNLV, Dr. Bowles has served as Faculty Senate Chair as well as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Graduate College. She has published numerous articles in referred journals and as well as book chapters. She has presented scholarly papers at over 40 regional and national conferences. She is known nationally and internationally as the developer of the Menopause Attitude Scale (MAS) which, over the last 20 years, has been used extensively in research studies by investigators in nursing as well other disciplines including medicine, psychology, social work and sociology.

Dr. Bowles has twice received the College of Health Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award. She received the School of Nursing Dean's Award for Research in 2007. Her areas of research and expertise include women’s health, psychiatric nursing, nursing education, nursing research and psychometrics. In collaborative efforts with other researchers at UNLV, she has received a large Planning Initiative Award (PIA), an Applied Research Initiative (ARI) award, 3 (SITE) awards, a large award from The Center for Excellence in Women's Health and 2 external funding awards from the Southwest Cancer Clinics of Las Vegas and Sierra Health Services. She recently received a UNLV Research and Development award for which she and a colleague will develop an interpersonal conflict intervention program for nurses.

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Updated on August 29, 2010