NEWS | May 12, 2020

UC Davis Health nurses discuss self-care during virtual gathering


From the COVID-19 pandemic to the celebration of the founder of modern nursing, the role of nursing takes center stage during this National Nurses Week.

More than 50 nurses from throughout UC Davis Health gathered virtually on Mon. May 11 to share experiences on the front lines and best practices for self-care. If you were unable to log on to 'Self-care in The Year of the Nurse,' you can view a recording of the event.

The event was sponsored by UC Davis Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations and the advancement team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. It featured Stephen Cavanagh, School of Nursing dean, and Toby Marsh, chief nursing and patient care services officer for UC Davis Medical Center. The discussion was hosted by Elizabeth Rice, the School of Nursing’s associate dean for student and faculty success, and included Joleen Lonigan, executive director for UC Davis Health Hospitals and Clinics and Theresa Pak, a nurse manager and alumna from the master’s-degree leadership Class of 2013.

About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis transforms health care through interprofessional nursing education and research. Established in 2009 through a $100 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the school offers five graduate areas of study, including doctoral and master’s-degree programs in nursing science and health-care leadership and master’s-degree programs for pre-licensure nurses, family nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with a focus on preparing primary-care providers for rural and underserved communities. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of UC Davis Health, an integrated, academic health system encompassing the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center and the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit