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Dr. Lara Carver

Dr. Lara Carver
Associate Professor
National University
(702) 531-7831

Personal Information
Lara Carver has been with National University Nevada since January 2006, and is a Certified Nurse Educator. She has a PhD in Nursing and a Post-Master’s Nursing Education Certificate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from UNLV. Lara has been a Registered Nurse for 21 years. Her previous nursing experience includes cardiac-surgical and medical ICU, IMC, med/surg and seven years as a school nurse for the Clark County School District. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Nevada Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her partner Thomas and their three boys (ages 10-16) and three dogs.

Most Recent Publications
Gutierrez, A.P., Candela, L. L., & Carver, L. (2012). “The structural relationships
between organizational commitment, global job satisfaction, developmental experiences, work values, organizational support and person-organization fit among nursing faculty”. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(7), 1601-1614.

Carver, L., Candela, L., & Gutierrez, A. (2011). “Survey of generational aspects of nurse faculty organizational commitment”, Nursing Outlook, 59(3), 137-148.

Candela, L., Carver, L., Diaz, A., Edmunds, J., Talusan, R., & Tarrant, T. (2009). “An online doctoral education course using problem-based learning”. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(2), 1-5.

Carver, L. & Candela, L. (2008). “Attaining organizational commitment across different generations of nurses”. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, 984-991.

Review Activities

July 2012 - HRSA Grant Reviewer for Advanced Education Nurse Training program
2010 - Scholarship Reviewer for Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders
April 2009 - HRSA Grant Reviewer in Washington, DC
2007 – present -Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Nursing Management
2012 – present - Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing

2012 – Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) National League for Nursing
2010 – Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Nursing
2008 - National University Presidential Professoriate Award
2008 - Outstanding Doctoral Nursing Graduate at UNLV
2008 - Yaffa Dahan Dissertation Award at UNLV
2005-2008 - Harry and Rebecca Lahr Foundation Scholarship Recipient
2006 – Dan Mordecai (NONL) Nursing Scholarship

Content Taught
Nursing Health Assessment
Pharmacology for Nurses
Community Healthcare Delivery
Community Health Frameworks
Community Population Focus
Introduction to Nursing Research
Nursing Theories and Models
Pediatric Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing II
Nurse Anesthesia Evidence-Based Practice/Research
Personal Health
Public Health Nutrition
Health Promotion Program Planning
Electronic Health Records


Doctorate of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Post-Master's Nursing Education Certificate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Masters of Science, Nursing, University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas