UCLA School of Nursing Professor Dr. Nancy Pike, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FAHA, FAAN, has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Western Institute of Nursing’s (WIN) Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award. Established in 1992, the award is named after the then dean and professor emeritus of the Montana State University College of Nursing for her efforts supporting and promoting the professional growth of other nurses in the West.
Dr. Pike, who also serves as UCLA Nursing’s Director of Research, was nominated by faculty members Dr. Holli DeVon and Dr. Kristi Westphaln, as well as by doctoral student Cristina Cabrera-Mino. For more than a decade, Pike has served a role model and mentor for countless colleagues and students at the School of Nursing and across the country.
Along with her mentorship, she has dedicated her research work to the study of congenital heart disease (CHD) among children. A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has maintained a clinical practice for nearly 30 years and says it was interactions with patients and their families that inspired her research focus and continues to push her forward.
Since its creation, Dr. Pike is only the second Bruin faculty member to receive this award. She will be honored at the 2024 WIN Conference Awards lunch on April 18 in Salt Lake City, Utah.