Sabrina McKinney, R.N.-B.C., M.S.N. began working at UC Davis Medical Center on Davis 12 Surgical Specialties Unit as a new graduate nurse. She earned her BSN and MSN, with an emphasis in nursing education, from California State University, Sacramento. Sabrina completed her Master’s preceptorship at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing (CPPN) where she developed an interactive online self-learning module and facilitated classes.

Sabrina’s teaching experiences include serving as a teach-back facilitator, clinical resource nurse, departmental and undergraduate student preceptor, champion for hospital-wide initiatives including inpatient sleep promotion (Help Us Support Healing or H.U.S.H.), developing and implementing unit-based in-services and skills days, providing undergraduate simulation and skills day education, teaching for the Nurse Residency Program, leading meetings and implementing quality improvement initiatives as a Unit-Based Practice Council Chair, as well as delivering multiple podium presentations at Clinical Nurse III/Administrative Nurse II/Nurse Practice Council All-Here Days, and poster presentations at national and local conferences. Prior to her nursing career, Sabrina obtained a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on social, organizational, and health psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. As a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, she also founded and operated a successful private practice with a focus on clinical, medical-oriented massage therapy.

Sabrina has a strong passion for educating nurses, promoting evidence-based practice, and supporting professional development.

e-mail: smckinney@ucdavis.edu