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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Student distinction

Daphene Francis

M.S. student Daphene Francis

Master's Degree student Daphene Francis worked in Canada as a home care coordinator and registered nurse before moving to Sacramento.

What led you to apply for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program?
I attended a nursing conference in Canada in the summer of 2009. While I was there, I heard that the “new” school of nursing at UC Davis was opening. I had been searching for four to five years for a program that could facilitate my leadership and research interests and this program fit perfectly.

What excites you the most about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing?
There are many things that excite me but the one thing I can simply state is that this program gives students a voice and an opportunity to delve into research and develop theses/hypotheses that can be utilized in the practical setting or classroom.

What do you hope to do upon completing the program?
I would like to use the knowledge and experience I’ve gained from this program, and my life, in a practical way that motivates people from all walks of life. I would like to do a combination of continued research, publications and teaching.