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.

Alumni distinctions

Jonathan LippmanEmpowering education fosters thriving on the job
Jonathan Lippman, a 2019 alumnus of the Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant (P.A.) Studies Program, says graduating from the UC Davis program opened doors he never imagined. Read more about how he felt prepared to launch his career as a P.A.

Latest school news

Sept. 14 — Doctoral candidates win award for recently published journal article
Victoria Keeton and Jonathan Trask, two doctoral candidates in the Class of 2021 at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, were awarded the Edna Stilwell Writing Award from the Journal of Gerontological Nursing for their article, “Overburdened and Underprepared: Medical/Nursing Task Performance Among Informal Caregivers in the United States.” The article, published in the journal’s September issue, explores how performing nursing tasks impacts family caregivers. The study revealed that caregivers who perform nursing tasks, such as maintenance of feeding tubes or dressing and bathing, report a higher risk of emotional stress, physical strain and a high burden of care. The authors conclude that new approaches are needed to understand caregivers’ willingness, availability and ability to perform nursing tasks. Robin Whitney, a 2016 alumna of the doctoral program, contributed to the article, along with Associate Dean for Research Janice Bell. The journal developed the award in recognition of the contributions of nurse scientist and former editor Edna M. Stilwell to the journal. She was editor from 1974 to 1997. The award continues her tradition of mentoring and recognizing authors in the field of gerontological nursing. The School of Nursing team is the 23rd recipient of the award, which was first bestowed in 1998. The authors receive a $500 cash prize and a plaque.

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Dec. 14: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The completion of coursework and final exams is marked with a pinning ceremony and celebration.

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