Happy Nursing Professional Development Week!

UCSF Health and the Institute for Nursing Excellence (INEx) is Celebrating Nursing Professional Development Week September 13-19, 2020

Every year in September, nursing professional development practitioners (NPD) around the world celebrate Nursing Professional Development Week!

UCSF Health and INEx NPD practitioners (Clinical Nurse Educators) provide nursing and other clinical staff with quality education throughout all stages of their careers and ensure that our organization is recognized for quality, evidence-based practice, and patient safety. Nursing professional development practitioners across our organization are involved many programs and projects.  This year we would like to recognize and say thank you to our team:


Adult and Pediatric Hospital’s West Bay

  • Lindsay Bolt, Adult Acute and Transitional Care
  • Anthony Scott, Procedural Areas
  • Michelle Sison, Ancillary Staff
  • Lauren Frahm, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator and Academic Liaison
  • MaryAnn Rich, Adult Operating Room
  • Anjal Pong, Pediatric Operating Room
  • Sherrie Nameth, Pediatric Critical Care
  • Dawn Pizzini, Pediatric Acute and Transitional Care
  • Joseph Phillips, Simulation and Innovation Lab Coordinator

Benioff Children’s Hospital East Bay

  • Cindy Collinson, Intensive Care Nursery 
  • Briana Besen, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 
  • Cherise Jeffress, Heme/Oncology 
  • Reena Palacio, Acute Care 
  • Fran Matera, Emergency Department 

Please take a moment this week to share your thanks to those listed above and with anyone who actively participates in Nursing Professional Development on your units, within the INEx Team and throughout the UCSF Health System.  Happy NPD Week!

With gratitude,

UCSF Health Nursing Leadership Team