As alumni of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, you are the school’s most important asset and its greatest strength. As leaders in health care organizations, faculty at higher education institutions, members of primary-care teams and influencers within policy-making bodies, you illustrate how graduates fulfill the vision and mission of the school.

Through word-of-mouth support to promote the school and financial support to enable future students to benefit from the philanthropy that yielded your education, your involvement is critical to the future success of the school. Through your partnership, faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing discover ways to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.

Latest school news

Aug. 18 — Research team explores social dynamics in caregiving
A research team from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis published the article, “Medication Takeovers: Covert Druggings and Behavioral Control in Alzheimer’s,” in Social Science and Medicine. Brandon Berry, a sociologist and postdoctoral fellow at the school from 2013 to 2016, and Ester Carolina Apesoa-Verano, an associate professor and sociologist, explored the social dynamics of medication use in households where family caregivers administered medications to Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers assessed the role of family caregivers as administrators of medication to minimize errors. Brandon and Carolina also looked at how behavioral management played into the dynamics of families and the health care team. The sociologists examined if these relationships posed an ethical dilemma of justifying the use of behavior-altering medication to preserve order within the home. The authors suggest providers work to develop medication toolkits and also seek to better understand their relationships with family caregivers. Study funding was provided by the UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center.

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Alumni distinctions

California’s largest hospital provider fosters culture of inquiry
Frances Patmon and Perry GeeAs the roles for nurses increase amid the constantly changing state of health care, nurse-led research moves from the back burner to the forefront. Find out how two alumni from the School of Nursing's inaugural doctoral class guide California's largest hospital provider to chart a new course to improve care for people and care delivery for nurses. 

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Upcoming events

Aug. 18: Physician Assistant Oath and Toast
As physician assistant students near the completion of comprehensive exams, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis team gathers to toast this milestone in their professional growth, as well as their transition into the clinical community, with the recital of the Physician Assistant Oath.
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Sep. 15: Summer quarter ends

Sep. 20-22: Master's-leadership and doctoral programs Leadership Immersion
Incoming students participate in an intensive three-day orientation to build the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty.

Sept. 21: Welcoming Ceremony
Introduction of Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science — Leadership classes and newly admitted students.

Oct. 13: Betty Irene Moore Hall Grand Opening and Celebration
Experience the new Betty Irene Moore Hall — home of graduate health education at UC Davis Sacramento campus.
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