Advance your Career

Combine your passion for patient care with your desire to lead change. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, located on the Sacramento campus, offers three graduate nursing programs.

Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, we prepare you to embrace new opportunities in nursing. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success.

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Why choose the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis?

  • Emphasis on leadership
  • Dedication to inclusiveness
  • Leader in simulation learning
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • School-coordinated clinical placements
  • No GRE or GMAT required

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program

Four years

The full-time doctoral program prepares you to lead in health care, health policy, and education and research at the university level. Your future career path could be in research, education, government organizations or health administration.

Learn about our PhD program


Master of Science — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program

Two years

Build a strong foundation for a brighter future. Our master’s-degree FNP program prepares you to lead diverse teams and improve health care in communities where it’s needed the most. Our faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis invest in your success so you can become a nurse leader.

Learn about our FNP program

Health professions education

Health Professions Educator Graduate Academic Certificate Program

Three quarters concurrent with degree program

Graduate nursing students with an interest in education may apply for this certificate program to prepare to teach in prelicensure nursing and other health professions programs. Graduates are eligible to apply for Certification for Nurse Educators.

Learn about our health professions certificate program