Nancy Chiang, B.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N. earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento in 2009. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science Nursing Education program at Western Governors University. She holds a specialty certification as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) and is in the process of attaining her Nursing Professional Development Certification (NPD-BC).

Nancy has been with UC Davis Health for 13 years, starting as a newly graduated nurse on Davis 11, Trauma Nursing Unit (TNU). During her time there, she transitioned into the role of a Clinical Resource Nurse (CN3), where she provided unit-specific education and had an active role with the unit’s leadership team. She transferred to the perioperative department, where she worked in the pre-operative area and cared for medical-surgical patients in the PACU area. She is now at the Center Professional Practice of Nursing (CPPN) where she has the fortunate opportunity to contribute to and assist in the professional development of all nurses practicing at UC Davis Health.

In addition to her clinical practice, Nancy has been a member of both unit-specific and hospital-wide committees. She provided updates to the unit-based practice committee as the unit champion for the hospital-wide Falls and Magnet committees. She is currently the Professional Development Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee and a member of the Preceptor and Residency Subcommittee.

Educator roles Nancy has held include preparing and presenting education for unit-based skills days, providing unit support during hospital rollouts and updates of the EMR, BCMA, Alaris pumps, and other new products. She was a preceptor for both New Graduate Nurse Residents (NGNR) and experienced nurses. As a CN3, she had the great pleasure of being the Facilitator for many of NGNRs who joined the TNU, as well as the hospital. Her work as a liaison between the TNU’s leadership team, the NGNRP, and the new nurses culminated in her recognition as Facilitator of the Year on two separate occasions and her speaking at the Preceptor Conference. Most recently, she received the UC Davis Staff Assembly’s Citations of Excellence Teaching Award in 2021.

Nancy is passionate about supporting nurses, both new and experienced, in reaching their educational, professional development, and leadership goals and looks forward to working with them through CPPN.