Advance your Career

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is the only graduate school created to activate change where it is needed most. We go beyond clinical education with programs that elevate the ability, confidence and vision of a new type of health care leader.

We need nurses like you — professionals who seek a greater impact in health — those who believe in better.

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Why you should choose 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 Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Program (proposed)

Three years

The proposed DNP—FNP hybrid program combines distanced-based education with three on-campus immersions to prepare advanced practice providers to engage in patient- and family-centered, evidence-based primary care. We expect the program to open in the next two years as it awaits University of California and WSCUC approval.

Learn more about the DNP program

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