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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Student distinction

Deborah Greenwood

Ph.D. student Deborah Greenwood

Doctoral student, Deborah Greenwood, is a diabetes clinical specialist at a Sacramento hospital.

What led you to apply for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program?
I am inspired to learn in the interprofessional and interdisciplinary structure of the graduate group. As a member of the inaugural classes of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing I am able to shape the future of the program to cultivate nursing leaders and faculty.

What excites you the most about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing?
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is embracing innovative technology as a core aspect. I am especially interested in the application of technology to improve both nursing education and patient outcomes. Technology can empower patients to engage in their care and to interact with the health-care community as an integral team member. 


Deborah Greenwood, Graduate Group Chair Paul FitzGerald and Dean Heather M. Young at the Dedication and Inaugural Welcoming Ceremony

What do you hope to do upon completing the program?
I hope to have a career in nursing education and conduct research to advance diabetes prevention, education, management and support through innovative technology. Through the use of health information technology including electronic health records, personal health records, telemedicine and mobile health, I hope to identify innovative practices that meet the needs of our diverse and aging population and improve health outcomes. There is a great opportunity to be on the forefront of critical community health issues.