NEWS | April 10, 2019

UC Davis nursing faculty, students and alumni present research at regional conference


A contingent of more than 40 nursing faculty, researchers, alumni and students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will present their scholarly work focusing on family caregiver experiences, innovative education models and communication within interprofessional teams at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in San Diego today through Saturday.

School of Nursing researchers present their scholarly work at the annual Western Institute of Nursing conference. School of Nursing researchers present their scholarly work at the annual Western Institute of Nursing conference.

The four-day conference, “Career, Connection, Community,” features faculty, alumni and student research at either symposium presentations or poster sessions. School of Nursing students pursuing doctoral degrees, as well as master’s-degree students working toward leadership and nursing degrees will present their work, along with leaders in the school’s Family Caregiving Institute. Topics include social determinants of health and nursing education, alternative approaches in nursing education, supporting family caregivers providing complex chronic care and improving health across the cancer care trajectory.

“This conference allows us to both disseminate our work and network with other nursing scholars, scientists and students,” said Janice F. Bell, associate dean for research. “As our regional organization, WIN addresses the needs and interests of nurses and students engaged in research, practice and education. This exchange of research is critical if we are to be successful in improving health care.”

In addition to the individual presentations, UC Davis doctoral candidates and faculty were selected to moderate various lecture-style events. The innovative research and educational perspectives cultivated in the School of Nursing aim to further the conference goals to develop science researchers, create better networking for clinicians and make graduate education collaborative and accessible.

The Western Institute of Nursing is one of four U.S. regional nursing research organizations. Its mission is to embrace nursing education, practice and research leading to improved patient care. New and emerging nursing knowledge is featured at the annual research conference, which is the oldest conference of its kind in the United States. The institute has continuously offered the event since 1968.

A program listing the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing presentations and participants is available on the school’s website. Follow the school on Twitter at @UCDavis_Nursing and #WINcon19 to see live updates from the conference today through Saturday.