Dr. Alona D. Angosta is the President of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA). She is a tenured Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post-Master’s Certificate programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing (UNLVSON). She completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include: cardiovascular disease, obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, physical activity, patient teaching and safety with emphasis on medication errors, and vulnerable populations. She is a Fellow of the AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP), NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Research Program, and John Crawford Neuman Systems Model Research Institute. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international professional conferences. Dr. Angosta teaches primarily in the PhD and MSN programs at UNLVSON. She has taught in the BSN program primarily in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology and served as Acting BSN Coordinator at UNLVSON. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and maintains primary care practice in southern Nevada.