Read our press release on the 2015 Academic Symposium here. 

Graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis showcase their scholarly work at the 2015 Academic Symposium. In panel discussions, summaries of doctoral dissertations, podium presentations and research poster displays, this year’s master’s-degree students and doctoral candidates engage the community and illustrate their passion for leadership in health care.

Preparing future nurses for real-life scenarios
In preparing for their master’s degrees in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership, two graduate students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis developed a pilot study to address the gap between classroom instruction and clinical realities.


Developing cultural tools to give refugees a healthy start in a new country
When the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services launched its refugee resettlement program this year, directors sought the skills of master’s-degree students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The partnership resulted in cultural orientation materials to give families a healthy start in their new home country.


Improving the odds for African-American newborns
Disparities in health care stem from a racial division that begins at birth and can have a significant effect on the future of newborns. So, a recent alumna of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis dedicated her thesis work to bridging the divide.



Examining how nurse managers access information to improve quality
In order to access all the needed information, nurse managers are required to jump from multiple departments and areas within a hospital to paint a complete picture. A doctoral candidate dedicates his research and career to understanding the combination of technology and caregiving to improve quality and safety.



Collecting data on adverse events to improve health quality for older adults
In the United States, unintentional falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries for people over the age of 65. Medication errors are a close second. A graduate student from the School of Nursing examined one health care organization’s data collection on these adverse safety events to determine if it aligned with national best practices.