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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Mission and vision


Faculty and leaders at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seek to transform health care through nursing education and research. The school cultivates academic excellence through immersive, interprofessional and interdisciplinary education and research in partnership with the communities it serves. Faculty, staff and students discover ways to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.


Academic excellence is cultivated and societal needs are addressed through five core attributes:

  • Leadership development build capacity for advocacy and action at all levels.
  • Interprofessional/interdisciplinary education – health professionals learn multiple perspectives to work and communicate as teams.
  • Transformative research apply the science of nursing to improve health and reshape health systems with emphasis on aging, rural health and diverse communities.
  • Cultural inclusiveness teach culturally-appropriate approaches to care and involve communities to design and conduct relevant research.
  • Innovative technology use technology to create an engaged and interactive approach to nursing education, research and practice.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis combines the potential of new ideas for change with a nationally recognized collection of research, academic and health-care resources. Our faculty, researchers and students leverage the university’s strengths in interdisciplinary learning, innovative technology, state-of-the-art evidence-based practice, contemporary leadership and management training. Integrally related to this vision is the need to prepare excellent nurse researchers and educators, a critical prerequisite in elevating the quality of health care and advancing health. These scholars contribute to the knowledge base for interdisciplinary health care and play a pivotal role, through their research, teaching and sharing, in translating that evidence into practice and policy.