Overview and Vision
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis, was launched through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. An integral part of the Foundation's Patient Care Program, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school will discover knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy across California and throughout the nation. The school admitted its first classes for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fall 2010.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis, fosters nursing excellence through a comprehensive educational model that incorporates scientific rigor and immersive, inter-professional training for its students. Its graduates will lead healthcare teams that advance patient care and safety, prevent and treat diseases, and improve access to and quality in an ever-changing and increasingly complex healthcare system nationwide.
Beyond the $100 million support from the Foundation , the school will need to secure state funding support. A mix of public funding and philanthropic support from other donors -- including individuals, foundations and corporations -- will be required to realize the long-term vision. Naming and challenge grant programs may exist for your organization. UC Davis invites members of the community to join in the creation of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Contact UC Davis to express your interest in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing funding opportunities.
Fall 2010, first cohort of master’s and Ph.D. candidates
Fall 2015, first cohort of bachelor’s candidates