What makes nurses innovative?

New research seeks to identify traits and systems to improve lives of patients. Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh and postdoctoral scholar Tina Rylee unpack the theoretical framework of innovation in the nursing profession. The two share their findings in a new journal article.

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two students learning in the medical field to see whether nursing is the right profession for themSupport our project in the 2023 Crowdfund UC Davis

The Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success (SHINES) is one of 21 projects seeking to raise funds throughout the month of February! Your support helps high school students learn whether nursing is the right profession for them while also supporting their academic and professional growth.

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Changing health care for the betterChanging health care for the better

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program Alumna Robin Whitney knew she wanted to be part of creating change in health care but she didn’t know what that was. Then she earned her doctoral degree and recognized she has the skills to move her ideas to something that translates into practice or has policy implications. Now, her research focuses on supporting individuals who live with serious illness, particularly cancer survivors, and also supporting their family caregivers.

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Video: Shining a light on nursing

More than three dozen students from underserved high schools in Sacramento spent two weeks at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. They received hands-on experience and discovered the pathways to a future in the nursing profession.

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