Monica Aguilar R.N.-BC, M.S.N.Monica Aguilar, M.S.N., R.N., N.P.D.-B.C. started her nursing career at UC Davis Medical Center as a new graduate in 2005 at the Accelerated Access Unit East 4 (Medical- Surgical Unit) after receiving her ADN from Bakersfield College in 2004. While working full time as a Clinical Nurse III in East 4, Monica completed her BSN (2009) and MSN in Nursing Education (2012) at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She completed her Master’s preceptorship at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at UC Davis Medical Center where she developed two radiation safety online modules and participated in multiple EMR and new equipment related teaching sessions.

Monica’s teaching experiences include unit preceptor for 12 years; clinical resource nurse 6 years; unit in-services 6 years; collaboration with CPPN with CPR skills check-off; salon discussion; and skills teaching for the Nurse Residency Program. She successfully assisted the transition of New Graduate Nurses from advanced beginner to competent practitioners for over 5 years.

Monica is currently the Rising Nurse Leaders and Preceptor program co- coordinator. She strives to ensure positive learning experiences; prepare new preceptors and developing future nurse leaders.

e-mail: miaguilar@ucdavis.edu