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University of California Davis Medical Center

2730 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817

Extraordinary Love, Compassion, Courage, Integrity in every situation!
We provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered patient care.


Nurse Publications

View UC Davis Nurse Newsletter and Annual Report for the latest information.

2022 Winter Nurse Newsletter

UC Davis Nurse Annual Report

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Professional Governance

Professional Governance

Professional governance is a structure that empowers professional nurses to contribute collaboratively as decision makers regarding the nursing practice environment. This includes standards of practice, policies and procedures, resource utilization and stewardship, evidence-based practice and research, and quality and performance improvement.

Professional Governance

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ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program is a recognition program operated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that allows nurses to recognize nursing excellence in other nurses. It is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.

Learn more ANCC Magnet Recognition Program

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Relationship-Based Culture

We are proud to offer these relational experiences for both clinical and non-clinical staff. We aim to integrate relational competencies and training for all staff across UC Davis Health as we improve lives and transform healthcare.

Relationship-Based Culture

A career at UC Davis Health means being a part of a top-10 research university that is committed to both improving lives and transforming healthcare around the globe.

Our nurse and patient care recruitment is dedicated to finding individuals who can lead the way in clinical care and advance community health.

As one of America’s best medical schools, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic university medical center that promotes ongoing learning for all health professionals. You will be able to develop your clinical nursing leadership while providing evidence-based practice to patients. Nurses enrolled in the UC Davis Health Nurse Residency Program receive hands-on clinical experience that improve patient safety and quality of care.

We welcome you to a beautiful 140-acre campus in central Sacramento, a city of more than 490,000. The campus is minutes away from the State Capitol, a half hour from the university’s Davis campus, and 70 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nursing Values

UC Davis Health's nursing values reflect a commitment to extraordinary compassion, courage and integrity in every situation. UC Davis nurses consistently demonstrate excellence in the delivery of patient-focused, compassionately delivered care and promotion of their professional nursing practice. 

Nurse recruitment may be active in any of the following areas:

  • Medical-surgical
  • Critical care
  • Emergency
  • Perioperative
  • Trauma
  • Clinical Specialties

Primary Nursing

UC Davis utilizes a primary nursing care delivery model. As an integral part of the patient's health care team, primary nurses advocate for patient needs and provide continuity of care, keeping the patient and family at the center of focus to create an environment that promotes caring and healing. 

Professional Development

At the beginning of 2011, 67 percent of the health system's nursing staff held BSN degrees and 20 percent held specialty certifications. UC Davis Health offers a number of professional development opportunities to encourage growth and proficiency:

  • Center for Virtual Care
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Grand Rounds
  • Continuing Education
  • Bridges to Excellence

Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program

A one year post-baccalaureate program designed to ease the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. More about this program and how to apply on the Nurse Residency Program page.

Employment Benefits

UC Davis Health offers excellent compensation and some of the most attractive employment packages available. In many instances, UC Davis offers benefits, services and opportunities that others can't match.

Staffing is on career and per diem basis, with most inpatient areas covered by 12-hour shifts. Additional benefits include competitive insurance plans, holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, savings investment plans and retirement benefits, professional development opportunities, tuition reduction for qualified UC classes, employee assistance, rehabilitation services and institutional commitment to work-life balance.


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California's capital region boasts exceptional quality of life, with a rich urban environment that provides big-city amenities and outstanding housing affordability. Sacramento's rich diversity feeds a lively cultural scene with food, music, art and idea to please any palate. 

Outdoor enthusiasts such a bicyclists, runners, hikers and kayakers also find the temperate climate ideal for year-round recreation at the area's plentiful rivers, parkways and forests. 

For even more information about the area, head to our Campuses and Communities page for the city of Sacramento.