Alumni Class Notes
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing alumni updates
Suzanne Beshore, M.S. ’12, R.N.
As a Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing alumna and retired nurse, my continued commitment to the profession I love is due, in part, to the skills I learned and connections I made as a result of my graduate experience. I remain involved in professional organizations I joined while employed as a nurse. One of these organizations is the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses.
am currently the chairperson for their Health Policy & Advocacy Committee. I write articles quarterly for the Society’s journal on topics related to nursing and health policy. My goal is to pique members’ interests in the policy arena and encourage their important voice in health policy.
This summer, I finally submitted my master’s thesis research for publication in their journal. I feel great satisfaction that I finally took this important step in the research process to share my findings.
Jacqueline Clavo-Hall, Ph.D., ’17, J.D., C.R.N.A.
In August 2019 I was promoted to the position of Interim Director of the Touro University California School of Nursing and Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences.
Kimia Ighani, M.H.S. ’19, P.A.-C.
I’m still riding the bliss train from my PA Oath Ceremony, August 22, 2019. This was the day I found out that I completed the program. I’m a PA! Then, on October 7, 2019, I found out that I passed my board exam and officially became a board certified physician assistant. I got my first job at Elevation Physicians practicing internal medicine in Northern California. I still can’t believe this is real; can someone pinch me? I’m so grateful for my friends and family. Words can’t describe the excitement that I have in calling myself a health care provider.
Angelique I. Silva, M.S. ’16, R.N.
Since graduating from Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing in 2016, I became the perinatal nurse educator and safety specialist for UC Davis Medical Center. In this role, I am fortunate to lead multidisciplinary teams including nurses, OB residents, anesthesia residents, pediatric residents and hospital leadership in many evidenced-based practice projects. I also participated as a co-author of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative toolkit on OB sepsis, at the time of this writing expected to be released in late 2019.
Kaitlynn Thurman, M.S. ’14, R.N.
I am now the director of education and training at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento. I began my career as a new graduate nurse in the intensive care unit while concurrently completing the MS-Leadership program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
My time at the School of Nursing set the foundation for my career. As an operations and systems-focused expert, I strengthened my ability to navigate the complexities of health care and adult learning.
Victoria Marie Conlu, M.S. ’17, R.N.
In the past year, I transitioned to becoming a clinical member of a team that’s configuring a new EMR for a San Antonio, Texas health system that serves as a primary source of care for underfunded and vulnerable populations.
Using a mixture of clinical and leadership knowledge I gained at Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, I’m now working to make sure that technology is a complement and not a hindrance to high-quality patient care for a population which needs it the most.