Nurse leaders bring a spirit of collaboration along with the skills and confidence to inspire others. They know how to enact change, challenge the status quo, 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, explains 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.

With this in mind, the Moore Foundation recently announced a grant to launch the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The fellowships recognize early-career nursing scholars and innovators with a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship. The fellows will also extend the important legacy of Betty Irene Moore in nursing.

Nursing has become one of the most trusted professions and supporting leadership and innovation in nursing is a sound investment in the future. This fellowship program honors Betty Irene Moore's commitment to nurses as leaders and change agents and we believe it will improve the quality of patient care for everyone.

- Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

UC Davis and the foundation have partnered in a shared vision to transform health care since the School of Nursing was founded in 2009 by the foundation’s commitment of $100 million. In the past decade, the school has launched five graduate-degree programs, graduated more than 500 alumni, and is ranked among the top 50 nursing schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.

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UC Davis nursing school receives $37.5 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support nurse leaders and innovators, expand national impact – UC Davis


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