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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

A vision for the future

UC Davis has embarked on a course to create a different kind of nursing school, one that goes beyond traditional boundaries with a vision to transform health care through nursing education, research and leadership.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis combines the potential of new ideas for change with a nationally recognized collection of research, academic and health-care resources. Our faculty, researchers and students leverage the university’s strengths in interdisciplinary learning, innovative technology, state-of-the-art evidence-based practice, contemporary leadership, and management training. Integrally related to this vision, is the need to prepare excellent nurse researchers and educators, a critical prerequisite in elevating the quality of health care and advancing health. These scholars contribute to the knowledge base for interdisciplinary health care and play a pivotal role, through their research, teaching and dissemination, in translating that evidence into practice and policy.


The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing advances health and ignites leadership through innovative education, transformative research and bold system change.


The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing cultivates academic excellence through immersive, interprofessional and interdisciplinary education and research in partnership with the communities it serves. Faculty, staff and students discover and disseminate knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.

Core attributes

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing cultivates academic excellence and addresses urgent societal needs through:

  • Leadership development—build capacity for advocacy and action at all levels.
  • Interprofessional/interdisciplinary education—health professionals learn multiple perspectives to work and communicate as teams.
  • Transformative research—apply the science of nursing to improve health and reshape health systems with emphasis on aging, rural health and diverse communities.
  • Cultural inclusiveness—teach culturally-appropriate approaches to care and involve communities to design and conduct relevant research.
  • Innovative technology—use technology to create an engaged and interactive approach to nursing education, research and practice.