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Advanced practice programs earn accreditation

Two programs at UC Davis Health have earned the highest accreditation possible. The Nurse Practitioner Residency Program and the Advanced Practice Fellowship program earned three-year accreditation from the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers after a recent review. Both are geared toward preparing nurse practitioners (N.P.s) and physician assistants (P.A.s) for practice soon after graduation. This national designation means the programs are recognized for the highest standards of rigor and quality, with an expert health care workforce prepared to meet the needs of patients and society. More than 400 advanced practice providers (APPs), including certified registered nurse anesthetists, N.P.s, P.A.s and clinical nurse specialists work in multidisciplinary teams at UC Davis Health. Residency and fellowship training programs allow new APPs to receive intense focused training to increase their competency and skills as they move from the classroom to the clinical or community setting.

Leader honored by University of Portland

Piri Ackerman-Barger, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., F.A.A.N., associate dean for health equity, diversity and inclusion and a clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received an honorary degree in public service from the University of Portland School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Over her career, Ackerman-Barger has used her expertise in nursing and education to advance inclusive learning environments, education equity and workforce diversity. As a national consultant and speaker, she advocates for underserved and underrepresented groups in health professions. Her interdisciplinary work has been recognized through American Academy of Nurses fellowships, and she was awarded the UC Davis Charles P. Nash Prize in 2019 for public service.

Three nurses chosen for prestigious national leadership program

When 1,000-plus nurses gathered at the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) conference recently in Atlanta, they awarded 10 members the opportunity of a lifetime: a yearlong mentorship to grow their leadership skills. The NBNA and Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Leadership Program is a 12-month, in-person and virtual program that invests in future generations of nurse leaders, health care influencers, entrepreneurs and innovators. For UC Davis Health nurse manager Calene Roseman, assistant nurse manager Aron King, and clinical nurse III DaJanae Gresham-Ryder, it’s a journey they will experience together in Sacramento. All are members of the Capitol City Black Nurses Association (CCBNA), the local chapter of the NBNA, and work in the UC Davis Health unit that provides care to stable adult emergency department patients awaiting an inpatient bed assignment.