A message from the Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing, UC Davis;
Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Uniting one passion for health
With the arrival of fall, we begin another exciting academic year. I would like to share with you, our colleagues, friends and generous supporters, the latest news and selected updates from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
We are currently in the midst of a period of tremendous growth — in size, breadth, depth, reach, collaboration and impact. Our population is also growing, aging and voicing more diverse needs than ever. We are moving toward more dynamic partnerships with individuals and families as we work together to improve health. Our communities expect quality, value and access. These are the issues the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing team tackles head on as we prepare nurse leaders, health-care providers and researchers to lead change and advance health. We cultivate leaders who care for individuals and their families as well as contribute to society at a much broader level.
This summer, we welcomed our first nurse practitioner and physician assistant master’s-degree students. These clinically focused students will be the next generation of clinician leaders with an emphasis on primary care in underserved and rural areas.
Beyond the growth of our educational offerings, our partnerships and collaborations continue to flourish. These relationships are essential to both our research and our education programs at UC Davis.
Our partnerships within UC Davis Health System and UC Davis are thriving as our faculty develop the school’s research programs, contributing the nursing-science perspective to the study of our society’s greatest health problems. Each nursing faculty member is participating in at least one or more research projects involving not only multiple health professions but other disciplines, such as engineering and nutritional biology. One area of particular focus is our collaboration with the UC Davis Cancer Care Coordination Research Group, an interprofessional team of experts, both researchers and care providers, who aim to improve the quality and costs of care for cancer patients and their families. Our vision is to better the full spectrum of the family’s care experience, at every step along the way.
You, too, are our valuable partners. It is through your input and support that we build the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing to cultivate leaders who create the most effective, relevant and sustainable improvements in health today. I am grateful for all you do. Our diverse expertise unites us in one passion for health.
Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing, UC Davis
Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis