Through a commitment of $100 million, we launched the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis
. This gift represents the nation’s largest grant for nursing education and aligns with our founders’ vision to improve the quality of patient care.
The school offers a unique approach to nursing education through a comprehensive educational model that incorporates scientific rigor alongside inter-professional training. Its graduates will serve as educators, researchers and leaders who promote health, advance quality of care and safety and shape policy.
In 2010 the school admitted its first classes in master’s and doctorate degree programs. Three years later the school enhanced nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs to offer master’s degrees, given the important role that these positions play in our nation’s new models for providing healthcare.
The School of Nursing is part of the UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 619-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 800-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group.
Dean Heather Young shares the vision and inspiration for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, what sets the school apart and why these differences attract students and faculty and position the school as a leader in education and training for future nurses.