Nurse leaders bring a spirit of collaboration along with the skills and confidence to inspire others. They know how to enact change, work with others to achieve outcomes, and take ideas to scale that advance high quality, high value care and optimal health outcomes.

The landmark Institute of Medicine Report on The Future Of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, explained how the field of nursing is in the midst of a fundamental transition, and the key to its future success will be in the development and encouragement of effective leadership. Nurses will need to be full partners with physicians and other health professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. Nurses of the future will need to develop new skills and expertise to help advance the profession and serve as leaders in supporting innovative research and advancing solutions in health care.

In 2019, the Moore Foundation supported the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators to carry on the legacy of our co-founder, Betty Irene Moore, and help develop the next generation of nurse leaders and innovators. Fellows in this program develop skills and confidence in leadership and innovation improving health care delivery and advancing health.

Since the fellowship’s inception, three cohorts of early-career nursing scholars have developed their potential to accelerate leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship.

In the first two years of the program, accomplishments from the fellows include:

Seeing the immense success of the Betty Irene Moore fellows, the Moore Foundation is happy to announce additional funding to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis to continue to support this project. The foundation has provided a grant of more than $7.3 million to increase the number of future fellows and build upon the momentum of the first three cohorts.

We hope the national impact of the work of the nurse fellows will continue work to achieving health equity and improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.




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