Alumni and events
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.
Starting Ripples, Making Waves
UC Davis nursing and physician assistant alumni across the country — from Pennsylvania to Hawaii —joined school leaders and friends online June 26 to celebrate the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's 10-year anniversary, a Decade of Discovery.
Growing Your Health Care Career in 2021 and Beyond
A virtual career panel discussion with alumni and recruitment professionals
5-6 p.m. Sept. 21
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Alumni Network offers this virtual career panel discussion for new and recent clinical alumni as well as second- and third-year clinical students.
During the one-hour session, participants will learn how to optimize job search efforts, discover new strategies to achieve professional goals, as well as receive coaching tips and tools. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions. Speakers include Bethany Hopkins with the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, Leah Mejia with UC Davis Health recruitment, along Assistant Professor Ron Ordona and alumni Jenna Ricks, MSN ’19, R.N., and Ryan Snyder Thompson, MHS ’19, MA, PA-C.
Physician assistant alumnus credits UC Davis for opening doors to his career
Keoki Leong and 64 other Class of 2020 physician assistant (P.A.) students were in the home stretch of their graduate-degree program when the coronavirus pandemic hit and wreaked havoc on their clinical rotations. It was this crisis, Keoki says, that proved to him the real value of being at UC Davis and also opened doors to his future career as a provider. Read and watch Keoki’s story
Latest school news
Aug. 26 — School of Nursing professor leads virtual discussion on vaccines and fertility
Jann Murray-García, an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, led the panel discussion, “Baby Talk: Addressing COVID Vaccines and Fertility,” for the Northern California National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The discussion focused on women’s concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines and their fertility. Panelists included physicians Oliver T. Brooks of Watts Healthcare Corp. and Sara Whetstone of UCSF, as well as Kimi Watkins Tartt, the director for the Alameda County Public Health Department. The event was part of the NCNW Good Health Women’s Immunization Networks (Good Health WINS), an initiative to educate communities and address health disparities through increased vaccination rates. NCNW is comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections along with 32 national women’s organizations that seek to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities. Jann was invited to moderate the event by Jacqueline Dyson, a School of Nursing administrative assistant and long-time NCNW member. Jann said staff members play an important role in connecting faculty with national efforts, especially in under-represented communities, such as the NCNW event.