Applications are now open for fall 2014 classes in the Master of Science — Leadership and the Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree Programs offered through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The school provides generous financial support to all admitted fall 2014 students. This support is offered to committed, creative leaders who share the vision to transform health care through nursing education and research.
“Health-care settings desperately need leaders during this time of massive changes,” said Deborah Ward, associate dean for academics. “It is essential for more providers to see where their expertise is needed and to respond. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is your first step in becoming a health-care leader.”
Ward said the school seeks a diverse student population with varying backgrounds and work experiences; which is why the school is offering each admitted master’s-degree leadership and doctoral student generous financial support for tuition and fees and additional expenses. This support is made possible by the founding $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and additional scholarship sources.
Setting this graduate program apart from others, the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree Programs prepare nurse leaders, researchers and faculty in a unique interdisciplinary and interprofessional environment. As with other graduate groups at UC Davis, this program engages faculty from across the campus with expertise in nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, public health and other fields.
The Doctor of Philosophy program prepares graduates as health-care and health-policy leaders and nurse faculty/researchers at the university level. Entering doctoral-degree students receive $45,000 per academic year for four years. This support fully covers fees and tuition with the remainder intended as a stipend to help offset loss of income while concentrating on doctoral studies.
The Master of Science — Leadership program prepares students for health-care leadership roles in a variety of organizations and as nurse faculty at the community college and prelicensure education levels. Entering master's-degree students receive a $40,000 scholarship over two years to go toward tuition and fees. Out-of-state and international packages are individually examined and approved.
The general application deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, with acceptances announced in March. All admission slots are expected to fill during this period. Applications submitted from Jan. 15 to May 31, 2014, are reviewed on a space-available basis only.
About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
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 vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to transform health care through nursing education and research. The school’s first programs, doctoral and master’s degrees, opened in fall 2010. Master’s degree programs for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with a focus on preparing primary-care providers for rural and underserved communities, opened in summer 2013. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center and the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit http://nursing.ucdavis.edu.