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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Heather M. Young welcomes you

"There is an extraordinary opportunity emerging, to transform health care through nursing education and research."

— Dean Young

For 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matters to California and beyond. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009, UC Davis' first major initiative to address society's most pressing health-care problems in its second century of service. The school was launched through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school will discover knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy.

The school admitted its first classes for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fall 2010. Additional students and programs will be phased in over the coming years. When full enrollment is reached in all degree programs, the school is projected to serve 456 students.

Graduates of the school will serve as educators, researchers and leaders who promote health, advance quality of care and safety, and shape policy.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is the sixth professional school at UC Davis, joining nationally-recognized programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, law, business and education, and a proposed School of Public Health.

The School of Nursing is part of the UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 619-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 800-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group.

The school's administrative offices are located in the Education Building at X and 45th streets in the heart of the Sacramento campus.

Admissions

The school admitted its first classes for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fall 2010 through the interdisciplinary Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group. The Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group includes a wide cross-section of academic disciplines with faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and members from other UC Davis Health System and UC Davis schools, colleges and departments.

The University of California Board of Regents approved establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing in March 2009. The graduate degree program was approved by various UC systemwide faculty committees and the UC Office of the President in February 2010.

Click here for further details regarding admissions processes, deadlines and financial aid. Interested applicants are encouraged to join an electronic mailing list to receive information, updates and announcements via email or contact us with questions regarding the graduate programs.