Angelina Nguyen, PhD, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor

PhD  The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MSN  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
BSN  The University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA

Contact Info:
Email: Angelina_
Office: (972) 576-9196
Phone: (561) 267-9922 

Work and Education
Dr. Angelina (Lina) Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). She uses a variety of strategies to teach her students in the classroom, online, lab, and clinical settings. Prior to her role at Baylor, she served as Full-Time Visiting Lecturer/Clinical Instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Adjunct Core Nursing Faculty at Arizona College in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her professional background also includes: Teaching Practicum, The University of Arizona and Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Nevada State College. Serving as a Registered Nurse, her clinical nursing experience has been in various critical care units in Nevada, California, and Florida.

Dr. Nguyen’s research program centers around health promotion in vulnerable populations, with a focus on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). T2DM is a preventable and potentially crippling chronic disease that affects Asian Americans at higher prevalence rates when compared with non-Hispanic whites. The health concern exists in this population despite having a lower average body mass index. Her dissertation research, “Risk Perception of Developing Diabetes in Vietnamese Americans with Prediabetes”, used a mixed method design to study the cognitive and affective dimensions of perceived risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in Vietnamese Americans with prediabetes. No previous research has explored this concept in Vietnamese Americans. Through the increased understanding of this vulnerable population's diabetes risk perception and the influence of perceived risk on the adoption of health-promoting behaviors, she will be collaborating with various disciplines to develop a diabetes prevention program that is appropriate for Vietnamese Americans and other Asian American ethnic groups. 

Honors and Professional Organizations
Dr. Nguyen is well respected in her field. In 2018, she received two prestigious awards: Johnson & Johnson American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship Award and the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) Ethnic Minority Award. Other honors include: the 2019 Mary Opal Wolanin Outstanding Dissertation Award, the 2019 Frederick Lange Memorial Endowment Award, the 2016 AAPINA Scholarship Award, and the 2012 MSN Outstanding Student Award. She is also an active member of the AAPINA, Vietnamese American Nurses Association (VANA), Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She has served in various leadership roles such as: AAPINA Secretary (2019-2020), University Counselor and Chapter Delegate for the Zeta Kappa-at-Large Chapter of STTI (2014-2017), Dedicated Education Unit  (DEU) Clinical Faculty Coordinator; UNLV School of Nursing Student Affairs Council Member and Marshall for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 UNLV Commencement Ceremonies.

Articles and Presentations
Dr. Nguyen contributes to both nursing publications and nursing associations. She has published and presented on subjects related to her field.

Nguyen, A., P., Loescher, L. J., and McEwen, M. M. (2019). Systematic Review: Risk perception of developing diabetes in the general population and Asian Americans. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.