UC Davis nursing dean, faculty, students research showcased ...
NEWS | April 12, 2018

UC Davis nursing dean, faculty, students research showcased at regional conference


More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty, researchers and students will present their scholarly work focusing on the health care experiences of cancer patients, data-driven nursing and interprofessional approaches to collaborative teamwork at the Western Institute of Nursing 51ST Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Spokane, Washington, today through Saturday.

The four-day Transforming Health through Advances in Nursing Research, Practice and Education Conference features faculty, staff and student research at either symposium presentations or poster sessions. For the first time, students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing are among representatives from the School of Nursing presenting at the event. Topics include access to health care in underserved diabetic patients, using social media to co-design research, how nurse educators conceptualize social justice, and military culture and health care.

In addition to the individual presentations, UC Davis doctoral candidates and faculty were selected to moderate various lecture-style events. Doctoral alumna Robin Whitney’s presentation, “Association of Medical or Nursing Task Performance and Family Caregiver Outcomes” was selected by the Western Institute of Nursing Gerontological Special Interest Group as the 2018 Best Gerontology Policy Presentation. 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 to 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 all of 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 #WINcon18 to see live updates from the conference today through Saturday.