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

March 22 — UC Davis faculty advise on physician assistant exams
Gerald Kayingo, director for the physician assistant program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and Sampath Wijesinghe, assistant clinical professor, provided input on the development of nationwide physician assistant exams for use in educational programs and licensing. Sam was invited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) to serve as a subject-matter expert for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). In this role, Sam assists in defining the core medical knowledge and skills content that should be covered on the exams. The meeting was in Johns Creek, Georgia, the NCCPA headquarters, March 20-22. Gerald travels to Oklahoma City March 23-26 to participate in the Physician Assistant Education Association Exam Development Summit to discuss and collaborate on exams used in physician assistant programs.

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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

March 18: California Association of Nurse Practitioners dinner
Family nurse practitioner alumni are invited to join other alumni and faculty at a special dinner in conjunction with the 40th California Association of Nurse Practitioners Educational Conference in Burlingame, California. Join others at 6:30 p.m. March 18 to reconnect with an extraordinary network and get a sneak preview of a new School of Nursing alumni initiative. To learn more, contact Sarah Mentze, director for alumni and external relations.

April 13: Community Conversation: Why is my Smartphone Personalized, but my Health Care is Not?
What will it take to create customized, connected care? Gain understanding and explore the future of health care with national health and technology experts at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Community Conversation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. Visit the website SONrsvp.com for full event details, including panelist line up, parking and RSVP information. Also on the website, you can help frame the evening’s conversation by submitting your ideas on how you envision care that is customized for you.

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