The Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program is a full-time program for both doctoral and master’s-degree students. Full-time students at UC Davis enroll in a minimum of 12 units per quarter, for fall, winter and spring quarters. If students choose to work while going to graduate school, it is essential to have a flexible workplace that can accommodate classes and fieldwork during the week.
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership core courses are clustered and are primarily offered all day on Fridays at the Education Building at UC Davis Health System in Sacramento. Elective courses, which are required for this program, take place on days other than Fridays. Elective and/or fieldwork courses could require a part-time commitment of three to four days a week.
Students must take both required core courses and electives. Appropriate elective courses are determined by the student in conjunction with his/her adviser. Elective courses are offered on a variety of days on both the Sacramento and Davis campuses.
The Master of Science program is a five-quarter program while the doctoral program is a four-year program. Both programs require full-time enrollment. Core courses are offered fall, winter and spring quarters (not summer).
A mandatory Leadership Immersion Week serves as an orientation for both doctoral and master’s-degree students. This full-time, five-day experience runs Monday through Friday the week before fall quarter begins. Throughout the week, students experience nursing leadership, team building and develop faculty relationships. The coursework provided that week serves as the foundation for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate program curriculum. Leadership Immersion Week runs mid-September and fall-quarter core and elective courses start after the immersion week.