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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Current master's degree students

Meet the current students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant, Master of Science — Leadership and Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner Programs.


Leadership Class of 2014

Fatima Ahmadzai

Contact: fatima.ahmadzai@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Cultural Factors Affecting the Healthcare Experience of the Afghan American Population in the Acute Care Setting

Stacy Alves

Contact: stacy.alves@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Skilled Birth Attendance Improves Pregnancy Outcomes: Exploring Why Some Angolan Women Chose Home Birth

Krystle Banfield

Contact: krystle.banfield@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Nurses United: A Content Analysis of Professional and Collective Bargaining Ideologies in "National Nurse"

Kaitlynn Boswell

Contact: kaitlynn.boswell@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Self-reported confidence levels and satisfaction by new graduate nurses practicing independently in a nurse residency program

Mark Bowman

Contact: mark.bowman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Interprofessional Perception of Patient Transfers to the Adult ICU During Nursing Change of Shift: A Patient Safety Issue

Andrea Broadley

Contact: andrea.broadley@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Evaluating Nurses’ Comfort Level with Emergency Situations in the Critical Access Hospital Setting: A Partial Replication

Sarah Brown Blake

Contact: sarah.brownblake@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Exploring Spatial Relationships Among Dairy Farms, Drinking Water Quality, and Maternal-Child Health Outcomes in the San Joaquin Valley

Kelley Ceccon

Contact: kelley.ceccon@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Kristen Connor

Contact: kristen.connor@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Politically Active Nurses: An Exploration of the Transition into Policy and Politics

Sarina Fazio

Contact: sarina.fazio@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Patient Experiences of Care Coordination for High Cost Chronic Conditions

Paula Green

Contact: paula.green@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: California’s Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) Course:  A Needs Assessment for Course Standardization

Ashley Hapak

Contact: ashley.hapak@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Yan Huang

Contact: yan.huang@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Measuring Effectiveness of Transitional Care Coordination on Geriatric Patients’ Self-Management Skills

Alejandro Lara

Contact: alejandro.lara@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: The Perception of Adolescent Males on Nursing as a Career Choice: A Qualitative Study

Robin MacPherson-Dias

Contact: robin.macpherson-dias@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Development of a Sepsis Screening Tool for Use with Elderly Patients in Nursing Homes

Miguel Medina

Contact: miguel.medina@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: A Pilot Study: Exploring the Acceptability, Concerns, and Preferences of Older Adults and Family Members Regarding Remotely Controlled Telemonitoring Robots

Joanna Mello

Contact: joanna.mello@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Evaluating Psychiatric Nursing Competencies Applied to Emergency Settings: A Pilot Job Analysis Study

Monica Miller

Contact: monica.miller@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Exploring Critical Care Nurses’ Perceptions and Practices of Palliative Care in the ICU Environment

Michelle Morris

Contact: michelle.morris@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: International Registered Nurse Volunteerism: Understanding the Experiences of Registered Nurses who Volunteer Abroad

Shannon Murphy

Contact: shannon.murphy@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Perspectives of First-Time, African-American Adolescent Mothers on Breastfeeding: A Pilot Study

Jaipreet Nijjar

Contact: jaipreet.nijjar@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 

Thesis topic: Improving Knowledge and Skills of Licensed Nurses for Detecting Oral Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Residents

Bertha Odhiambo

Contact: bertha.odhiambo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Exploring Nursing Knowledge of Black American Diversity

Linda Parks

Contact: linda.parks@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Effectiveness of Using Remote Communication Technology in Insulin Pump Training: A Pilot Study

Ellie Potter

Contact: ellie.potter@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Perception of Registered Nurses about Safety of Medication Administration in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Emily Torres

Contact: emily.torres@@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Intensive Care Unit Nurses’ Perceptions and Satisfaction of a Touchscreen Tablet Computer-Based Interactive Education Module

Cynthia Wilson

Contact: cynthia.wilson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Thesis topic: Three Things Never to Talk About in Social Situations - Religion, Politics, and Now Vaccine's:  A Pilot Qualitative Study on the Perspectives of Vaccine-Refusing Parents in Nevada County, California

P.A. Class of 2015

Emily Barrick

Contact: Emily.Barrick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Elizabeth Bradbury

Contact: Elizabeth.Bradbury@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Brandy Carrillo

Contact: Brandy.Carrillo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jennifer Figueroa

Contact: Jennifer.Figueroa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Brittany Gerali

Contact: Brittany.Gerali@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Pamela Ibanez

Contact: Pamela.Ibanez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Beata Jaron

Contact: Beata.Jaron@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Christopher Jensen

Contact: Christopher.Jensen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Nathaniel Lara

Contact: Nathaniel.Lara@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Maribel Manriquez

Contact: Maribel.Manriquez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Christopher Morales

Contact: Christopher.Morales@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Cathleen Mueller

Contact: Cathleen.Mueller@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Allison O'Brien

Contact: Allison.OBrien@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Lottie Pierce

Contact: Lottie.Pierce@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Stella Plukchi

Contact: Stella.Plukchi@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Stephanie Purewal

Contact: Stephanie.Purewal@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Dale Risenhoover

Contact: Dale.Risenhoover@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Yael Saavedra

Contact: Yael.Saavedra@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jonathan Sanz

Contact: Jonathan.Sanz@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Lynette Tschabold

Contact: Lynette.Tschabold@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Wa Vue

Contact: Wa.Vue@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Leadership Class of 2015

Kevin Baird

Contact: Kevin.Baird@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Emmanuel Besa

Contact: Emmanuel.Besa@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Emma Blackmon

Contact: Emma.Blackmon@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Colleen Burckin

Contact: Colleen.Burckin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Tami Cisneros

Contact: Tami.Cisneros@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Laura Corson

Contact: Laura.Corson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Frances Cortes

Contact: Frances.Cortes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Charlie Dharmasukrit

Contact: Charlie.Dharmasukrit@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Michael Dion

Contact: Michael.Dion@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Ann Doherty

Contact: Ann.Doherty@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Brandon Duck

Contact: Brandon.Duck@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Yuuko Feletto

Contact: Yuuko.Feletto@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Rebecca Forbes

Contact: Rebecca.Forbes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jeralynn Fredrick

Contact: Jeralynn.Fredrick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Yvonne Hansen

Contact: Yvonne.Hansen<@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Lori Jagoda

Contact: Lori.Jagoda@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Donn Kropp

Contact: Donn.Kropp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Rochelle Lonn

Contact: Rochelle.Lonn@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Nicole Mahr

Contact: Nicole.Mahr@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Cheryl McBeth

Contact: Cheryl.McBeth@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Natalie Merilus

Contact: Natalie.Merilus@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Robert Montgomery

Contact: Robert.Montgomery@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jerry John Nutor

Contact: Jerry.Nutor@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Nicole Smith

Contact: Nicole.Smith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

N.P. Class of 2015


Lauren Burke

Contact: Lauren.Burke@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Kathryn Hanks

Contact: Kathryn.Hanks@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Sara Marchessault

Contact: Sara.Marchessault@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


Carrie Melchior

Contact: Carrie.Melchior@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Amy Nitta

Contact: Amy.Nitta@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Rachel Wu

Contact: Rachel.Wu@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu