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Nursing news briefs

Under 40 awardee by National Black Nurses Association

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) has named Aron King a 2022 Under 40 Awardee. King (M.S., R.N.), an assistant nurse manager at UC Davis Medical Center and a 2021 graduate from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is one of only 16 nurses in the nation to receive the honor. After caring for patients as a bedside nurse for 8 years, King entered the master’s-degree leadership program at the School of Nursing in 2019 and joined the Capitol City Black Nurses Association, founded by School of Nursing alumni, to advocate for nurses and optimize health outcomes in communities where disparities persist. King is now entering the school’s Ph.D. program.

Nursing researchers present on international stage

A cadre of Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing nurse scientists were among the more than 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians and leaders who met in Scotland this summer for the 33rd International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Sigma). School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh, along with six faculty and one Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program alumnus, presented their work on topics ranging from understanding microaggressions and nurse practitioner burnout to wilderness medicine for interprofessional education and multiple patient simulation. Cavanagh also presented at the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) Annual Conference about the value that scholars from disciplines outside of the nursing profession add to nursing Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Nursing grad students showcase scholarly work

Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Students presented their scholarly work in a series of online presentations June 3 at the 2022 Academic Symposium on the Sacramento campus. Activities included dissertation and research poster presentations led by doctoral, nursing, physician assistant and family nurse practitioner students. Keynote and select podium presentations, and links to online evidence-based practice posters, are available for viewing at Podium presentations include topics such as:

  • COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors in Hmong Americans
  • Perspectives of the Female Spouse in Dementia Caregiving in Formal Resource Use
  • Clinician Experiences of Providing Mental Health Services in Rural California Jails
  • Correlates of Food Insecurity among Hispanic Immigrant Parents in California
  • Public Perceptions of COVID-19 Information and Vaccines: A Survey and Computational Social Science Approach

Research posters explored topics such as maternity care; type 2 diabetes management and care access; COVID anxiety in health care workers; opioid addiction treatment; Alzheimer’s and dementia therapy; anxiety in adolescents; and more.