Elizabeth Radsliff Nelson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.-BCElizabeth Radsliff Nelson, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P.-BC, is a Professional Development Specialist in the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at UC Davis Health System. As an educator, Elizabeth has taught throughout California including the University of California San Francisco, University of Phoenix Sacramento, California State University Sacramento, Samuel Merritt University, American River College, and Sacramento City College. Areas of instructional expertise include ethical and cultural considerations, integration of social media and electronic communication skills into compassionate practice and care of children.

Radsliff Nelson earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Sacramento City College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from California State University Sacramento. She went on to obtain a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University California San Francisco with a clinical specialty as an Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Elizabeth further acquired Board Certification from the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Elizabeth has extensive clinical experience throughout the health care system, with an emphasis on caring for children. Areas of clinical practice include pediatric nephrology, pediatric emergency and critical care as well as general medical-surgical floor nursing. In her role at in the Center for the Professional Practice of Nursing, she provides education and training on clinical subjects such as pain management and palliative care, growth and development, pediatric advanced life support, inter-professional communication and team building.

Elizabeth Radsliff Nelson continually endeavors to advance the profession of nursing. She has served on the board of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners working on scope of practice issues at the state level. Currently Elizabeth is serving on the California Action Coalition Recommendation Work Group #3 which is working to implement Nurse Residency Programs throughout California.

e-mail: ecradsliff@ucdavis.edu