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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


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Giving to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis


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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
is a new kind of nursing school, one that
goes beyond traditional boundaries to
transform health through nursing
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dedicated supporters and how their gifts are
making an impact on health.

UC Davis Health System nurses lead philanthropic campaign to support school 

For the second consecutive year, UC Davis Health System nurses took the lead in inspiring their colleagues to transform health care through gifts to the School of Nursing.
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Endowed student award memorializes community leader 

UC Davis Health System Leadership Council member Bernie Davitto established the Amy T. Dean Courage Award to memorialize the bravery and leadership of his late wife.
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Scholarship support helps student address disconnections in health care 

Master's-degree student Laura Jones examines how to bridge communication gaps that occur when older adults transition from one care environment to another.
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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation commits $100 million to launch School of Nursing 

The founding commitment is the largest contribution ever made nationwide in support of nursing education.
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Donor honors nurse leader with gift to scholarship fund 

Joyce Wisner, a longtime friend of former Yolo County Supervisor Helen Thomson, honored Thomson's retirement with a gift to the Helen M. Thomson Scholarship for Nursing Leadership.
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Jonas Center support helps nurses pursue doctoral degrees 

Doctoral students Sheridan Miyamoto and Deborah Greenwood examine, respectively, how child welfare policies affect children's health, and how telecommunications technology can help people better manage chronic conditions like diabetes.
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There is little argument: health care in the U.S. is not what we want it to be. Well-documented challenges and problems include issues of cost, quality and access to health care. At the same time, the face of health care is changing. Our population is aging and living with more chronic conditions, outpacing capacity to provide quality care. The population is more culturally diverse. Delivery of care is fragmented and increasingly provided in settings outside the hospital. Many question the value of the current health-care delivery system. Business is concerned. Government is concerned. Individuals are concerned.

At the heart of health care is the solution: nurses. These issues of cost, quality and access to health care are the very focus of nursing science. Nurses, the largest group of health-care professionals, have a unique opportunity to effect change because they play a role in most elements of health care and have direct experience with all aspects of delivery. Nurses are the thread that runs through all specialty and administrative areas—from major hospitals to rural clinics, from skilled-nursing facilities to home health-care services, and from research institutions to government and public-health agencies. At the same time as demand for nurses is increasing, the nation’s capacity to supply new nurses is faltering. Faculty shortages at nursing schools across the country are limiting student enrollment.

To transform health care as we know it requires a transformation of the nursing profession. A new kind of nursing school is needed to prepare nurses as health-care leaders, educators and researchers.

A unique solution

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing leverages the university’s strengths in interdisciplinary learning, innovative technology, state-of-the-art evidence-based practice and contemporary leadership. An immediate goal of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to address the growing need for nursing faculty. Since the school's 2009 founding, seven of eight postdoctoral alumni earned faculty positions educating new nurses in schools across the country. The ripple effect of the school’s graduates is exponential as they teach the next generation of nursing students. As faculty members, School of Nursing graduates will influence thousands of nursing students who will go on to practice in a variety of nursing roles.

In addition to preparing nurse faculty, the school’s goals include developing leaders who enact innovative improvements in health care and promote health at home, in our communities and around the world. These leaders work in settings beyond hospitals, in agencies centered on the prevention of illness and promotion of health, integrating scholarship and service in a multifaceted approach to life-long health. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing prepares graduates to respond at the organizational level in addition to the direct care taught in traditional nursing schools. Graduates are expected to lead wherever they work—whether in clinical care, community settings, public agencies or business management. These leaders will drive the changes necessary to improve health.

Your gift is to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is an investment in your health and the health of your family, your friends and your descendants. What could be more important? We invite you to join us as a partner with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

For more information about giving to the school, please contact Sallie-Grace Tate, assistant dean for development, at (916) 734-2783 or at salliegrace.tate@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. Or, click here to learn more about supporting the school.