In Las Vegas, NV the crime rates is 120% higher than the national average. The cause of this high rate
can be traced back to substance abuse. In addition, there is 24/7 gambling that leads to binge
drinking and the exacerbation of existing alcohol problems. There is a shortage of addictions
professionals in Nevada leaving many with little or no treatment.


Discover all of the benefits of being part of a global community of addictions nurses. We also offer discounts on membership dues for those in lower-income countries.

Join IntNSA USA Nevada chapter

With a variety of educational and networking opportunities,  access to our Journal on Addictions Nursing and discounts on our annual conference, there has never been a better time to join IntNSA. 

Our story

We are a young chapter and just gearing up our membership and officers.The Nevada State Chapter was established in October 2017.

Nevada is a particularly difficult state for obtaining treatment for addictions due to a shortage of providers.

Key events and meetings
Once established we will meet every other month. We are now making plans for us to attend the International conference to be held in October in Denver, CO.

Other Information: Our chapter is open to all to attend, not just nurses. We welcome any one who is in the field of addictions to attend our meetings. Counselors, Social Workers, School employees, all are welcome.


<b>Dr. Virginia Singer</b></br>
Dr. Virginia Singer


Virginia has worked in the field of addictions since the early 90s and is a CARNAP and PMHNP. Dr. Singer is actively involved with IntNSA. She serves on the Conference Planning Committee, Abstract Review Committee, and is a director with the Addictions certification Board. Dr Singer is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

<b>Elizabeth Fields</b>
Elizabeth Fields


Elizabeth is a professor in the Post Post Licensure and Graduate Nursing Program for the Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously she served 14 years as a director and principal investigator of the Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline (NTUH) and other programs to support nicotine addiction intervention. Elizabeth helped create a comprehensive tobacco control program for Nevada, leading to a nearly 9-percent decrease in prevalence of tobacco use between 1997 and 2015. Elizabeth serves as an Addictions Nurses Certification Board Member.

<b>Judy Van Cleef</b>
Judy Van Cleef


Judy is a retired RN with more than 30 years’ experience in Mental Health and addictions. Judy has a strong commitment to the improvements of care for patients with psychiatric and addictions diagnoses. She has worked for the VA and in the private sector. Judy has an MS in psychiatric nursing with a minor in addictions. Judy is also an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.


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