Jim Hill, R.N., M.S.N.
Jim Hill, R.N., M.S.N. received a master's degree in nursing with an emphasis in nursing education from the University of Phoenix, Sacramento, a BSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, and an ADN from Golden West Community College, Huntington Beach.
Jim has worked at UC Davis Health system for the past 23 years. Jim moved to the Center of Nursing Education in 2009. Prior to this, he worked 16 years as a clinical resource nurse in the Surgical ICU-I followed by six years as the clinical training coordinator for Patient Care Resources.
Jim began nursing at Fountain Valley Community Hospital, Southern California. About the same time the hospital became a trauma center, he transferred to the intensive care department. A year later, Jim moved north and worked in ICU at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. While there, Jim became interested in education and developed his first inservices for the ICU staff. In 1985, Jim moved to Sacramento and was hired to UC Davis Medical Center’s SICU-I.
Most of Jim’s career has been in adult critical care, specializing primarily in trauma and post-surgical care. Additionally, he has participated in or coordinated many programs and projects, including research, teaching, orientation, precepting, skills lab, EMR, pain management, trauma care, evidence-based practice, student nurse extern and intern programs, rapid response team, and human patient simulations. Jim has spoken at local and national conferences, co-authored several articles and contributed to a chapter in a book on clinical nursing. Jim teaches in several classes, including ACLS, preceptor training, nursing documentation, and epidural pain management.