Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are registered nurses with specialized graduate-level education who provide expert clinical practice, research, education, consultation and clinical leadership with an identified patient population. The scope of the CNSs practice includes patients, nursing personnel and organizational systems. CNSs work in direct patient care and indirect care activities that affect a broad range of patients.

Berit Bagley

Title: Diabetes Nurse Specialist CDCES, BC-ADM (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist & Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management)

Specialty: Diabetes

Education: MSN

Professional Memberships: ADCES (Association of Diabetes Care and Educational Specialists)

Abstracts/Presentations: “3 Things in 30 Minutes”, “Vizient Knowledge Transfer” “Inpatient Stroke Management in an Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes and Home Insulin Pump”

Research Projects: “Use of Computer Vision to Identify the Frequency and Magnitude of Insulin Syringe Preparation Errors”, “DM COVID-19”, “Subcutaneous Insulin Protocol for Mild DKA”

Christa Bedford-Mu

Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialty: Neonatal, Parent & Child

Clinical Research / Interests: Wounds, skin and ostomy care, neurodevelopmental care, and telemedicine.


  • California State University, Chico, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 1997
  • University of Phoenix, Master of Nursing, Nursing Education, 2016
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2017

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Academy of Neonatal Nurses
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • International Society of Pediatric Wound Care
  • Wound Associate Certification
  • CCRN- Neonatal Certification
  • C-ELBW- Extremely Low Birth Weight Certification


  • Use of Telemedicine for Transition of Care in the NICU. Podium presentation at the Society of Pediatric Nurses-Greater Sacramento Symposium, Sacramento, California, 2020
  • Bridging the Gap: A Collaborative Approach to fMMC Wound Healing. Podium presentation at the International Society of Pediatric Wound Care 2019 Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, 2019
  • Use of Telemedicine for Transition of Care in the NICU. Podium presentation at the International Society of Pediatric Wound Care 2019 Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, 2019
  • Siefkes, H., Kair, L., Tancredi, D., Vasquez, B., Garcia, L., Bedford-Mu, C., & Lakshminrusimha, S.  Oxygen Saturation and Perfusion Index-Based Enhanced Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening. American Journal of Perinatology. April 2019
  • An Innovative Method of Refeeding Ileostomy Effluent.  Poster Presentation at National Association of Neonatal Nurses Conference, Palm Springs, California 2016.

Research Projects:

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the Neonate (2020- Present)
  • Pressure Mapping in the Pediatric Patient (2019- Present)
  • SPROUT Neonatal Tele-Signout (2018 - Present)
  • CPQCC Grow Baby, Grow (2018 – Present)
  • Peripheral Perfusion Index Study (2017 – 2018)
  • CPQCC NAS Project (2019- Present)


  • SWADAAC Leadership Award Recipient—2020
  • Magnet Nurse of the Year—2019
    New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
  • ANCC Daisy Award Recipient—2019
  • Friends of Nursing Honor Recipient—2016
  • Nursing Excellence Award Recipient—2015


Kellie Brendle, RN, MS, CNS.UC Davis Department of Neurology

Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist


Critical Care,  Trauma and Stroke

Clinical Research / Interests

  • Transition of Care
  • Prevention and Community Awareness
  • Telemedicine
  • Trauma Care
  • Sepsis
  • Critical Care


CSU, Sacramento BSN

UCSF - Masters of Science

UCSF -   Critical Care/Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist

InProgress:  Post-master Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Society of Trauma Nurses

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP



  • Poster Board Presentation at Nursing Research Conference: “Fast Track to a Trauma Education Program - Design to Implementation in 90 days”
  • Presentation and lecture on Traumatic Brain Injury and Maxillofacial/Ocular injuries
  • Presentation of a new orthopedic total joint program. Responsible for putting on the conference/presentation and ensuring competency among staff.   Continuous evaluation of program with implementation of changes to provide a successful Orthopedic Program
  • Presentation and skills lab on pediatric pathophysiology of pneumothorax, chest tube placement, needle thoracentesis utilizing the simulation lab.
  • Presentation and skills lab for the pediatric transport team using the simulation lab.
  • Presentation and Poster board accepted at Pediatric & Neonatal transport conference: Can Pediatric nurses become successful at intubating pediatric patients using only simulation?
  • Presentation on Pediatric Airway Issues for Kaiser South Sacramento PACU nurses.
  • Presentation on pediatric airway issues at REACH on Tour conference.
  • Presentation on neonatal stabilization and intubation. Designed a presentation that included lecture and hands on training for intubation success.  The course was provided to a small rural hospital to help develop a program that would support neonates until they could be transported to a higher level of care.    
  • Presentation and evaluation of clinical knowledge and expertise for paramedic and nursing Flight crew during a 4 hour Clinical Training Lab
  • Poster Board for QI Symposium 2016 Trauma Codes:  The feasibility of Developing and Implementing In Situ Simulated Trauma Codes:  Matthew Kiefer, MD; Aaron Bair, MD; Christine Williams, RN, MS, CNS; Ian Julie MD, MAS, MS; Allison Shuken, RN, MS; Anthony Carden, MD; Bonnie McCracken, MSN, RN, NP-C, NEA-C; Erik Laurin, MD; Jennifer Mattice, RN, MS;  Joseph Galante, MD;  Kellie Brendle, RN, MS, CNS; Muna Aljahany, MBBS; Ryan Bales, RN, BSN; William Hammontree, RN, BSN; Edgardo Salcedo, MD
  • Presentation on Acute Ischemic Stroke Program and Process for  UCDavis Medical Center nurses
  • Picinich, C., Madden, L. K., & Brendle, K. (2019). Activation to Arrival: Transition and Handoff from Emergency Medical Services to Emergency Departments. The Nursing clinics of North America, 54(3), 313–323.

Research Projects

Comprehensive Exam – UC, San Francisco, Masters of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist Critical Care/Trauma Program

  • Research on ARDS patients and the impact of High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV) on Oxygenation and Ventilation.

Senior Project - CSU, Sacramento, Bachelor of Science nursing program

  • Developed general assessment questions written in English, Spanish and phonetically to be used when a Spanish translator was not available. Distributed throughout Mercy Healthcare.

Partial Quantitative research proposal – CSU, Sacramento, Bachelor of Science nursing program

  • The relationship between Jobst pressure garments and the degree of scarring for burn patients.

Maureen Craig

Clinical Nurse Specialist-Nephrology
Wellness Ambassador

Clinical Research / Interests

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Compassion
Whole Food Plant-Based Eating
Motivational Interviewing
Patient Education and Wellness
Home Hemodialysis
Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis
Acute Care Dialysis
Slow Extended Daily Dialysis (SLEDD)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT)
Nursing Education, Testing, and Certification

Liscensure / Education / Certification

  • RN / Clinical Nurse Specialist – Board of Registered Nursing State of California
  • Andrews University - MS, Nursing / BS, Nursing, Berrien Springs, MI
  • Registered Yoga Teacher 200 – Yoga Alliance
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher – Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, UC San Diego
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse – Nephrology Nursing Certification Board
  • Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse – American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

Professional Memberships

  • American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing International Honor Society
  • Yoga Alliance

Honors and Awards

  • Ms. Craig was honored by the Patient Care Services Division at UC Davis Health with the Daisy Award in 2019.
  • Ms. Craig served for 7 years on the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. She held the roles, of Website Chair, Treasurer, President Elect, and President. She also worked on several Examination Item Writing Boards to support test development for Nephrology Nurses seeking certification in this specialty.
  • Ms. Craig was honored by the Patient Care Services Division as UC Davis Medical Center Nurse
    Educator of the year in 2007.

Recent Publications

Tamura, K., Craig, M., Morfin, J. (2015) Unplanned “Crash” Home Dialysis Starts:  Single Center Experience from a University Hospital in the United States. Poster Presentation from American Nephrology Society, San Diego, CA.
Depner, T. & Craig, M. (2012). Slow extended daily dialysis. In T. Ing, M. Rahman, and C. Kjellstrands (Eds.), Dialysis: History, Development and Promise, ( Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Company Inc.
Craig, M. & Infante, S. (2011). Abdominal mysteries: Pain, peritonitis, pancreatitis, pseudocyst. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 38, (pp173-186).
Golper, T., Clark, J., Majors, D., Craig, M., & Marshall, M. (2009). Practical aspects of hybrid dialysis techniques. In C. Ronco, R. Bellemo, & J. Kellums (Eds.), Critical Care Nephrology (2nd ed.), (pp. 1354-1358). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.
Craig, M., Harty, A., & Williams, H. (Section Eds.). (2008). Acute care. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing 5thed. (p.131-308). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association.
Craig, M. & Currier, H. (2008). How to choose which examination to take and how to acknowledge certified nurses. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 35,(pp283-289).
Bogle, J. Craig, M., Williams, H., Garrigan, P., Davey-Tresemer, J., & Dalton, T. (2008). Hemodialysis in the acute care setting. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (5th ed.), (pp.176-214). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association.
Craig, M. (2008). Slow extended daily dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (5th ed.), (pp.231-278). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association. 

Sharon DemeterTitle: Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife

Specialty: Behavioral Health and Women’s Health

Clinical Research / Interests:

  • Type II Violence Mitigation
  •  Mood Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Physiologic Birth


  • BA, Psychology, Brock University, Canada
  • MA, Clinical Psychology; York University, Canada
  • MSN, Nursing, UCSF, San Francisco
  • In Progress: Post-Master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, UCSF, San Francisco

Professional Memberships:

  • CA Nurse Practitioners Association
  •  American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  •  American College of Nurse Midwives


  • Southourn, B., Brown, G., & Demeter, S. (April, 2019; Sacramento, CA). The future of health and housing: Bending the cost curve. Annual Housing California Conference.
  • Demeter, S. (March, 2019; Sacramento, CA). A community-academic partnership to improve the sustainability and quality of community health clinical placements. California Statewide Summit: Directors of Public Health Nursing.
  • Demeter, S. & Shaw-Battista, A.  (May 2014; Denver, CO). Perinatal mood disorders: A midwifery model for assessment, diagnosis, and management. 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
  • Shaw-Battista, J., Meyer, S., Bearman, S. & Demeter, S. (May 2014; Denver, CO). Labor and birth in water: How birthing women and emerging research can change midwifery practice. 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
  • Shaw-Battista, J., Meyer, S., Bearman, S. & Demeter, S. (May 2013; Nashville, TN). Labor and birth in water: How birthing women and emerging research can change midwifery practice. 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Research Projects:

  • Behavioral Escalation Support Team (2020 – Present)

Elizabeth Gould

Title: ENT and Tracheostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialty: Head and neck cancer, Tracheostomies, Laryngectomies

Clinical Research / Interests:

  • Free flap patient care
  • Tracheostomy Team
  • Patient and staff education


  • 2012 Masters of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, Gonzaga University
  • 2006 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, California State University, Sacramento
  • 2001 Bachelor of Art in Economics, Business Management, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professional Memberships: Society of Head and Neck Nursing (SOHN)


  • Oral Presentation at SOHN conference “Centralizing Tracheostomy Resources” 2018
  • Oral Presentation of “Centralizing Hospital Tracheostomy Resources” at the Society of Head and Neck Nursing Annual Congress & Nursing Symposium September 2016
  • Oral presentation of research Effect of student nurse intern position on ease of transition from student nurse to RN at the 19th Annual Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Conference in Singapore, 2008
  • Oral presentation of research at the 2nd Annual Clinical Practice and Research Conference for Sigma Theta Tau at California State University, Sacramento, 2007

Research Projects:

  • Co-investigator: Use of a Non-ICU Specialty Ward For Immediate Post-operative Management of Head and Neck Free Flaps; A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Co-investigator: Effect of student nurse intern position on ease of transition from student nurse to RN. Article published in July 2011 edition of “Journal of Nursing Management.”

Education Activities:

  • Video: Tracheostomy Reinsertion
  • Video: Tracheostomy Home Care for Patients – Grant from Medtronic, coming 2021
  • ENT Patient Care Class - biannual class
  • Tracheostomy Class – biannual class
  • New Grad Orientation Airway Class – Tracheostomies, quarterly classes

UC Davis Medical Center

Director of Wound Care Program

Wound/ Documentation

Clinical Research / Interests
Skin/ Wounds/ obesity and geriatrics/ Research and development for treatment of wounds/ Safety and Quality/ pressure ulcer/injury prevention and treatment


Certified Nurse Midwife for England and Wales- 1981

University California, Davis 
FNP/GNP - 1995 -  Family/ Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

California State University, Sacramento
BSN - 2005 -  Family Nurse Practitioner
California State, Sacramento
MSN - 2007 -  Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Washington, Seattle
CWCN - 2009 - Wound NP-c

University of California, San Francisco
2016 PhD focus on Geriatrics/obesity

Professional Memberships

AANP on Research Board, CANP immediate past President, Association of Advanced Wound Care (AAWC) on Research Board, Sigma research for nurses, Fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)


  • 06-29-2015- Webinar for DSRIP shared learning: “Using Technology to improve Quality- A HAPU Project
  • 09-24-2015- Sanford Health Wound Symposium, Fargo, North Dakota: “Using Technology to Improve Quality- A HAPU Project”
  • 09-11-2015- UC Davis- Pre-Health Student Alliance: “The Role of the NP in the Future”
  • 10-26-2015- CALNOC Long Beach, CA: Poster and Panel Presentation on “Using Technology to Improve Quality: A HAPU Project”
  • 04-07-2016- Pacific Coast Region of WOCNs, Tahoe: Presentation on “Using Technology to Improve Quality: A HAPU Project”
  • 04-12-2016- San Francisco, Medical-Surgical Nursing Symposium: Presentation on “Complex Wound Care: The Nurses Domain”
  • 11-09-2016- Sacramento Valley Wound Ostomy Nursing Symposium- Sacramento, CA: “Product Selection for Adult Wounds and Case Studies”
  • 02-01-2017- CHPSO- Webinar nationwide: “The Tale of Two Studies”
  • 03-16-2017- California Association of Nurse Practitioner annual Education, Burlingame, CA: “Assessing, treating and documenting wound care in a low-no resource setting”
  • 03-20 to 03-22- Society for Advanced Wound Care- “Poster Review Grand Rounds”
  • 05-24-2017- Webnar for Washington State Hospital Association on “Using Technology to Enhance Quality, Safety, and Research- A HAPU/I Project”
  • 9-20-2017- Street Medicine and Harm Reduction- Outreach in the Park- Sacramento, CA “Treating wounds from the Dollar-Tree”
  • 10-20 to 10-22- Society for Advanced Wound Care, Las Vegas, NV- “Poster Review Grand Rounds”
  • 10-22 to 10-24 CALNOC- Seattle, WA “Data Metrics for Pressure Ulcers”
  • 11-02 2017- CHPSO, Monterey, CA, “Using technology to enhance quality, safety and research, A HAPU project”
  • 12-13-2017- Webinar for Nextplane Solutions “Using technology to enhance quality, safety, and research, A HAPU project”
  • 1-18-2018- Washington State Hospital Association- Presentation on pressure ulcer prevention, Seattle Washington
  • Feb-9-11, 2018- Association of Advanced Wound Care- Pressure Ulcer Summitt- “Metrics” Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 23-24, 2018- Pacific Coast Regional WOCN symposium, “A Tale of Two Studies” Lake Tahoe, NV
  • March 23rd-24th- Pacific Coast Regional Meeting for WOCNs- Lake Tahoe, NV, A Tale of Two Studies
  • March 25th- CANP- San Diego, CA, Assessment, Treatment, and Documentation of wounds in a low resource setting
  • March 27th- Webinar- WSHA- Organizational Change
  • April 24th-29th- AAWC- Charlotte, NC, Poster Grand Rounds, Presentation- Collaborating for Success
  • May 7-9, 2018- European Wound Management Association, Krakow, Poland,- E-Poster Presentations- “Deep Tissue Injuries in ICU” and “Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers compared to Community Acquired Pressure Ulcers”
  • June 3-6, 2018- Podium Presentations-WOCN, Philadelphia, PA, “Building the team of the future” and “DTI-the future is in your hands”
  • July 27-August 8, 2018- Presentations in China, Bethune Hospital in Tangxian, on “Building a Team”, “Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in the OR and ED”, “A Tale of Two Studies”
  • October 11-15, 2018- Rome, Italy, Wound Union of Healing Society, “HAPU vs CAPU”
  • November 7, 2018- Webinar- WSHA- “Culture of Sustainability”
  • January 16, 2019- CHPSO- Safe Table “Prevention of Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers”
  • January 26, 2019- Palliative Care Program- Sacramento, CA, Poster “Palliative Wound Care for the homeless and rough-sleeper population”
  • February 7, 2019- Pacific Coast Region- San Diego, CA WOCN presentation “When patients become numbers”
  • March 1, 2019- Sigma- Sacramento Region, poster “Comparing HAPU to CAPU”
  • March 26, 2019-WSHA webinar on pressure ulcer prevention
  • April 18, 2019- WSHA presentation in Anchorage, Alaska, Early Identification of POA
  • June 12, 2019- WSHA BootCamp Seattle, WA, All day pressure ulcer boot camp
  • June 22, 2019- WOCN- Nashville, TN, presentation on “Data Collection for Q&S”
  • July 25th, 2019- Sigma- Calgary, Canada, presentation “Analysis comparing HAPU to CAPU”
  • September 10, 2019- UCDMC OR staff- “Peri-operative pressure ulcer prevention, assessment, photography, interventions and documentation”
  • September 14th, 2019- UCDMC Advanced Practice Providers Annual Symposium “Treating and Streeting those that are Experiencing Homelessness”
  • November 3rd, 2019- Sacramento WOCN annual podium presentation- “When patients become numbers: Extended Review
  • January 27, 2020- Webinar for Washington State Hospital Association “Collaborating for comparison 2014 to 2019 NPIAP Guidelines”
  • June 24, 2020- Webinar for California Public Health Safety Organization “Pressure injuries and Covid-19”

Research Projects and Publications

  •  Raingruber, B., Kirkland-Walsh, H., Chahon, N., Kellermann, M. (2011). Using the Mehran Risk Scoring Tool to Predict Risk for Contrast Medium–Induced Nephropathy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Angiography. AACN. doi: 10:4037/ccn2011746 Maguina, P., Kirkland-Walsh, H. (2014). Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Burn Surgeon’s Team Approach. ( J Burn Care Res 2014;35:e287-e293) National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Small working group writing guidelines for special populations- Pediatric Individuals (2014).

  • Kirkland-Walsh, H., Teleten, O., Wilson, M., Raingruber, B. (2015). A comparison of Pressure Mapping of four Operating Room surfaces. AORN J. 2015 Jul;102(1):61.e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2015.05.012

  • Kirkland-Walsh, H., Teleten, O., (2016). Transparency, QI mitigate HAPU lawsuit risk. Nursing Management doi-10.1097/01.NUMA.0000483127.48107.86
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Teleten, O., (2016). Hypoperfusion- Major contributor to Deep Tissue Injuries in ICUs. CHPSO Patient Safety News- November-December newsletter 2016.
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Teleten, O., Wilson, M. A Descriptive, comparative risk analysis of deep tissue injuries in ICU patients. OWM, Feb., 2017
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, The Impact of Obesity and Intentional Weight loss on the Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults. Proquest Gradworks (2016) Dissertation publication number: 1Q133414
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Teleten, O., (2017). The Care Act: One hospitals approach. OWM, July, 2017
  • AARP wound videos for caregivers (6) - written and produced (released October 5th, 2017)
  • Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Skin Care
  • Treatment of Skin Tears
  • Caring for Lower Extremity Wounds and Cellulitis
  • Diabetic Foot Care: Treatment and Prevention
  • Caring for and Maintaining Ostomy Bags
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Teleten, O., Zaratkiewicz, S., Young, H., (2018). Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, Caring for the aging skin. AJN, Feb.
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Teleten, O., Generao, S., Young, H., (2018). Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, Caring for wounds. AJN, March
  • Kirkland-Kyhn, H., Martin, S., Zaratkiewicz, S., Young, H., (2018) Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, Ostomy Care at Home, AJN, April.

    GRANTS/ Awards

    • 9-2007-Recipient Sigma Theta Tau International/Roche Diagnostics Long-term Care Point-of-Care Diagnostics Research Grant for 9k
    • 07-2010- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “A Multidisciplinary team approach to maintaining skin integrity in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries or Limited Mobility” a two year grant for 26 k
    • 09-2010- Jonas Foundation Scholar at UCSF for Geriatric Research, Leadership, and Teaching, a two year grant for 26 k
    • 12-2011- Risk Management Grant at UCDMC awarded 50 K for “Decreasing pressure ulcers and DTIs in the OR”
    • 07-2012- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Patients in the Perioperative Area” a two year grant for 28 k
    • 11-2012- Recipient and PI for Risk management Grant at UCDMC awarded for “Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in Trauma-related Spinal Cord Injury Patients” and “Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in the peri-operative areas” a one year grant for 90k
    • 03-2014- Recipient and PI for Cardinal Health T3 Grant to validate Monroe risk tool for assessment of risk for pressure ulcers in the peri-operative area
    • 06-2014- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “Tracking and improving wound outcomes in pediatric patients” a two year grant for 35k
    • 02-2015- Recipient of the “Deans Excellence in Education award” for the efforts of the multidisciplinary wound care team- 5k
    • 10-2017- CalNOC award for pressure ulcer prevention
    • 8-2018- CalNOC Performance Excellence Award
    • 2-2019- Risk Management Award/Grant for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Hospital and Community-90k awarded
    • 6-2019- FAANP- inducted into Fellowship American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Amy Kuzmich

    Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Specialty: Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition and Hepatology

    Clinical Interests: 

    • Short Bowel Syndrome
    • Food Allergy/Food Protein Intolerance
    • Central Line Management
    • Patient/Family Education
    • Nursing Education
    • Chronic Illness in the Pediatric Population and Developmental Needs
    • Transition of care of the pediatric patient to adult specialty care


    • University of California San Francisco
      Masters of Science, June 2004
      Specialty: Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing
    • Creighton University School of Nursing Omaha, Nebraska
      Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 1996

    Professional Memberships:

    • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    • The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses


    • 10/2018: San Diego, CA, Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes and 4/2019 Washington DC, Society of Pediatric Nursing. OUTPERFORMING THE CLABSI BENCHMARK: Practice Change versus Education; Sustainability on a Pediatric Unit; Amy Kuzmich RN, CPNP, MS; Wing Watson, RN, BSN; Jessica Yen RNC, BSN, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA.
    • 7/2013: Philadelphia, PA, Pediatric Nursing Journal Conference. OUTPERFORMING THE CLABSI BENCHMARK: A Multifactorial Approach to Changing the Culture of a Pediatric Unit; Amy Kuzmich, RN, CPNP, MS; Angelina Luper, RN, BSN; Jessica Yen, RNC, BSN, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA.
    • 11/2009: Washington DC, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA: AN INSTRUCTIVE CASE OF OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE IN APREVIOUSLY HEALTHY 10-YEAR‐OLD; Robert Cannon, MD, Amy Kuzmich, CPNP, Michael Haight, MD, Allison Wong, MD, Antonio Quiros, MD, Richard Quan, MD Pediatric GI & Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA.

    Comprehensive Exam:

    • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care
    • Pediatric Nurse Credentialing Board


    • 2011: Nurse Excellence Recognition: Nursing practice for exceptional contributions as a pediatric nurse.
    • 2014: Friends of Nursing Honors: Recognition in excellence for best practices that achieve optimal outcomes.
    • 2020:  Nursing Excellence Award: Nursing practice for exceptional contribution: Alaris Pump Integration Project
    • 2020: Nursing Excellence Award: Nursing practice for exceptional contribution: Central Line Infection Prevention Committee Member 

    Jessica MilesUC Davis Department of Oncology

    Oncology/BMT Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Acute Leukemia, High-grade Lymphoma

    Clinical Research / Interests
    Therapeutics for Leukemia & Lymphoma
    Quality improvement
    Infection prevention
    Nursing education & certification

    University of Wisconsin – Madison, BSN, 2007
    University of California – San Francisco, MS, 2014

    Professional Memberships
    Oncology Nursing Society
    California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

    Research Projects 
    Thesis – UCSF, Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology Program

    • Evidence of Associations between Neurotransmitter Candidate Genes and Persistent Arm Pain Severity Following Breast Cancer Surgery

    Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice – American Cancer Society, 2013
    Roberta Scofield Memorial Certification Award – Oncology Nursing Society, 2012

    Pamela Eno Mooney, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.-BCUC Davis Department of Pediatrics

    Clinical Nurse Specialist


    Clinical Research / Interests
    Pediatric pain
    Developmental Coping
    Patient/Family Education
    Peritoneal Dialysis
    Central Line Management
    Pediatric PM&R
    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Chronic Illness and Development Disabilities

    BSN Nursing
    MSN Nursing

    Professional Memberships
    National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    American Society for Pain Management Nursing
    Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses

    Anna SatakeUC Davis Department of Geriatrics

    Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist


    Groups: Professional Membership(s)

    • Gerontological Society of America
    • American Delirium Society
    • California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • Sigma Theta Tau

    Clinical Interests
    Dementia, Delirium, restraint reduction, falls prevention, family caregiving

    Research/Academic Interests
    Family caregiving in dementia and resource/support utilization


    • University of California, San Francisco – MEPN, MS
    • Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa - BA

    Other Certification and Licenses

    • Geriatric CNS Certification
    • Registered Nurse Licensure, California


    • 8/2019 “Positives Aspects of Family Caregiving” professional development resource provided by National League for Nursing
    • 6/2018 “Delirium Program Implementation Decreases length of Stay” poster at American Delirium Society
    • 10/2015 Poster presenter at CALNOC conference on project “Improving patient safety while decreasing sitter usage: Using the right intervention for the right reason”

    Dannika SchauerUC Davis Department of Pediatrics

    Inpatient Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist

    Pediatric Diabetes

    Philosophy of Care
    Living with diabetes is an incredibly challenging, full-time job. I try to lead by example to show patients and their families that with a little effort, diabetes can be managed successfully. All patients with diabetes are entitled to the best quality medical care so they can enjoy healthy and happy lives.


    • MSN -Education – Western Governors University - Current
    • RN and BSN – Samuel Merritt College 2005
    • B.S. Neuroscience and Physiology – UC San Diego 2002


    • Certified Diabetes Educator
    • Certified Pediatric CCRN
    • Registered Nurse, BSN