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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

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

Breaking traditional boundaries, developing innovative partnerships and creating nurse leaders who advance health care. These principles drive the mission of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Leveraging the nation’s largest grant for nursing education, leaders at the School of Nursing steadily chart a course of developing education curricula, approaches and programs aimed at keeping pace with the rapidly evolving health-care environment and preparing a new breed of health-care leaders who are skilled and nimble enough to become agents of change.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009 through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The school admitted its first classes for the Master of Science — Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership degree programs in fall 2010. In 2013, the School of Nursing added the Master of Science – Nurse Practitioner and Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies  programs. All four programs are led by the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, an interprofessional team of 55 faculty members from disciplines including nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, pharmacy, sociology and public health. A fifth program, to prepare new nurses, the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, is expected to open for enrollment within the next two years.

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, as well as a proposed School of Public Health. The School of Nursing is part of 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 UC Davis Medical Group.