Applications are now open for fall 2013 classes in the Master of Science 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. All admitted students receive generous financial support to ensure outstanding graduate students who share the vision to transform health care through nursing education and research are prepared as future leaders in health care, health policy, education and research.
"We envision a future where nurses and other health-care professionals are leaders in a variety of settings, ranging from hospitals to clinics and government agencies to schools," said Deborah Ward, associate dean for academics and health science clinical associate professor. "However, we need more leaders who see where their expertise is needed and are prepared to respond, in whatever setting they may be in. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing can be that first step."
Ward said the school seeks a diverse student population with varying backgrounds and work experiences; which is why the school is offering each student admitted generous financial support for tuition/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. Doctoral-degree students receive $50,000 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 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. 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 examined and approved on an individual basis.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing plans to accept eight doctoral students and 25 master's-degree students for fall 2013. Applications received by Jan. 15, 2013, are considered for priority review with acceptances announced in March. The final UC Davis application deadline is May 31, 2013, with acceptances announced mid-July. All admission slots are expected to fill during the priority review period and applications received between Jan. 15 and May 31 are reviewed on a space-available basis only.
To learn more about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, visit nursing.ucdavis.edu
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. Through nursing leadership, the school discovers knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy. The school's first programs, a doctoral and a master's degree program, opened in fall 2010. Additional students and programs will be phased in over the next decade. 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, the 619-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 1000-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit nursing.ucdavis.edu.