The goal of nursing orientation is to ensure that orientees receive consistent information regarding policies, procedures, standards and documentation to support practice and familiarize them with the UC Davis Health vision, mission, values, goals and organizational structure.

In keeping with the UC Davis Health vision, mission, values and goals, the objectives of nursing orientation are geared toward creatively using existing resources to meet the new demands of a constantly changing health-care environment.

Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer, Christine Williams, R.N., M.S.-C.N.S., welcomes orientees to UC Davis Health. In addition, staff from Risk Management, Nursing ResearchPharmacy and Patient Services provide information regarding their areas of practice.


Nursing orientation will begin on Monday. Please refer to the schedules below for dates and times (which are subject to change).

Required exams and CPR

All required exams and CPR must be completed before working on the unit. Every employee is held accountable for all policies and procedures. Selected policies and procedures will be emphasized.  It is each individual's responsibility to read in depth the information needed to safely practice in their care area(s).

Security clearance

Security clearance must be completed before working on the unit.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at 916-734-9790.


Please contact the CPPN coordinators at


Nancy Chiang, B.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N.
Professional Development Specialist

Krista Greaves, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N., N.P.D.-B.C. 
Professional Development Specialist