Jan. 9: Quarter begins

Jan. 10: Nurse practitioner residency program informational webinar
This informational webinar provides new or soon-to-graduate nurse practitioners an opportunity to learn more about the 12-month residency program, including how a residency program can accelerate your development as a provider and what to expect during this experience. You’ll also learn how to apply for the 2023 program. The webinar is set for noon to 1 p.m. PST Jan. 10. Register for the webinar

Jan. 13: White Coat Ceremony
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis conducts a White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 13 to formally recognize the physician assistant Class of 2024. Read more

Jan. 15: Application deadline for prospective 2023 doctoral students
Jan. 15 is the application deadline for prospective students to apply for summer 2023 entrance to the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program and fall 2023 entrance to the Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree Program. Interested applicants must apply online through UC Davis Graduate Studies.

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The school is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Feb. 15-16: Community Action Poverty Simulation
Three sessions of the Community Action Poverty Simulation are offered to Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and UC Davis School of Medicine students. Through the four-hour exercises, students assume the roles of members of several families and work through a variety of challenging social, economic and health care circumstances typical of today. Read more

Feb. 20: Presidents Day
The school is closed in observance of Presidents Day.

March 24: Quarter ends

March 27-31: Spring Break

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day

The school is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

Sep. 20-21: Orientation for Doctor of Philosophy Program
Incoming Doctor of Philosophy students participate in an intensive, two-day orientation to build the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty.

Sept. 21: First day of fall quarter

Sep. 22-26: Immersion A for the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Students in the Doctor or Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner (D.N.P.-F.N.P.) Degree Program participate in an intensive, five-day on-campus immersion. This immersion experience, course NRS 305YA, exposes them to underserved populations and the challenges faced by these individuals and families. Throughout the experience, students continue to build on the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty, in addition to participating in class sessions.

Sept. 28: Webinar: Ph.D. or D.N.P.? Which One is Right for Me?
During this informative webinar, we’ll discuss the two doctoral nursing degrees — the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (D.N.P.) and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.). Each degree prepares nurses for unique nursing leadership positions. You’ll hear from our D.N.P. and Ph.D. program directors who will explain the differences about these degree programs and what you might consider as you explore these two career paths.
Learn more

October: Applications open for Ph.D. and D.N.P.-F.N.P. fall 2022
Online applications open for fall 2022 enrollment in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Degree and the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner degree programs through the Office of Graduate Studies. Learn more at Advance Your Career

Oct. 4: Virtual Lunch with D.N.P.-F.N.P. Faculty
Grab your lunch and settle down in front of your laptop or mobile device for an informal webinar with faculty from the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program. You’ll hear directly from the faculty who designed and teach the courses. They will share more about their decisions to pursue D.N.P. degrees and how they apply their degree in practice. They will also discuss more about their roles in the D.N.P.-F.N.P. program and how they enjoy supporting students. Learn more

Oct 4: UC Merced Graduate and Professional School Fair
Speak with admissions staff from the School of Nursing’s physician assistant program and Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Attendees can learn more about the program curriculum, admissions process and application requirements. Learn more

Oct. 11: Webinar: Virtual Lunch with Ph.D. Faculty
Grab your lunch and settle down in front of your laptop or mobile device for an informal webinar with faculty from the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Program. You’ll hear directly from the faculty who lead research, teach in the doctoral program and mentor doctoral candidates. They will share more about their decisions to pursue Ph.D.s and how they apply their degree in research and academics. They will also discuss more about their roles in the Ph.D. program and how they enjoy mentoring students.
Learn more

Oct. 12: CSU East Bay Pre-Professional Health Academic Program Symposium Week
Speak with admissions staff from the School of Nursing’s physician assistant program and Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Attendees can learn more about the program curriculum, admissions process and application requirements. Learn more

Oct. 15: UC Davis Pre-Health Conference Exhibit
Representatives, including students, from the School of Nursing’s physician assistant program and Master’s Entry Program in Nursing host booths at this event promoting careers in the health professions. Learn more

Oct. 19: 40th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health
Explore graduate programs offered at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and speak with admissions staff about program curricula, admissions processes and application requirements. Learn more

Oct 26: UC Davis Graduate School and Law School Info Day
Explore graduate programs offered at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and speak with admissions staff about program curricula, admissions processes and application requirements. Learn more

Oct. 28: Webinar: Ph.D. Program Information Session
Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in this virtual information session. This webinar provides prospective applicants an opportunity to learn more about the degree program as well as in-depth information on the application process. Participants will hear directly from Ph.D. Program Director Janice Bell who will provide insight into the program along with tips on how to submit a strong application. Members of the admissions team will also be on hand to answer admissions and application questions. Learn more

Nov. 3: Webinar: D.N.P.-F.N.P. Program Information Session
Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program in this online information session. This webinar provides nurses an opportunity to learn more about the degree program as well as in-depth information on the application process. Participants will hear directly from D.N.P.-F.N.P. Program Director Kathryn Sexson, who will provide insight into this new, three-year degree program along with tips on how to submit a strong application. Members of the admissions team will also be on hand to answer admissions and application questions. Learn more

Nov. 8: Sacramento State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Explore graduate programs offered at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and speak with admissions staff about program curricula, admissions processes and application requirements. Learn more

Nov. 11: Veterans Day
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving break
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dec. 8: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The completion of coursework and final exams is marked with a virtual pinning ceremony.
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Dec. 9: Last day of fall quarter

Dec. 12-Jan. 6: Winter break

June 11-22: Summer break

June 20: Juneteenth observed

June 22-23: Orientation for physician assistant, entry-level nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner programs
Incoming students participate in a two-day orientation to build the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty.

June 27: Summer quarter begins

July 4: Independence Day observed

July 11-22: Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success (SHINES)
This two-week long program provides about 50 Sacramento high school students exposure to the nursing profession as they explore various health professions pathways and how to succeed in their academic aspirations.

July 20-29: Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators Convocation 2022
The Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators leads its annual Convocation. The program’s cornerstone event focuses on building community among the cohorts and fostering connection among fellows, faculty, the national program office and the Fellowship National Advisory Council. Fellows explore contemporary issues in health care and population health and participate in structured learning activities focused on leadership, innovation and networking.

Aug. 1: Application deadline for prospective physician assistant students
The application deadline for prospective physician assistant (P.A.) students to apply for summer 2023 enrollment in the master's-degree P.A. program is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 1.

Aug. 11: Applications open for prospective nursing summer students
Applications open Aug. 11 for prospective students to apply for summer 2023 enrollment in the Master's Entry Program in Nursing.

Aug: 27: Breaking Down Barriers: A Pre-Nursing Conference
Representatives from the school’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing will be at this event promoting the nursing profession in Black and Latinx communities. The event is hosted by the Capitol City Black Nurses Association, the Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Philippine Nurses Association California Capitol City and the Hmong Nurses Association Sacramento Chapter.

Sept. 5: Labor Day observed

Sept. 9: 2021 Physician Assistant (P.A.) Oath Celebration
The P.A. Class of 2022 concludes the 27-month graduate-degree program and marks the transition into practice with the recitation of the Physician Assistant Oath.
Learn more about the P.A. Oath

Sept. 9: Summer quarter ends

Sept. 12-20: Fall break

Sep. 20-21: Orientation for Doctor of Philosophy Program
Incoming Doctor of Philosophy students participate in an intensive, two-day orientation to build the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty.

Sep. 22-26: Immersion A for the Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Students in the Doctor or Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner (D.N.P.-F.N.P.) Degree Program participate in an intensive, five-day on-campus immersion. This immersion experience, course NRS 305YA, exposes them to underserved populations and the challenges faced by these individuals and families. Throughout the experience, students continue to build on the foundation of relationships with fellow students and faculty, in addition to participating in class sessions.

March 28: Quarter begins

April 4: Pathway Programs Facebook Live discussion
Facebook Live discussion with UC Davis Health leaders in Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Participants will learn about a new School of Nursing outreach program to Sacramento high school students of color and why investing now ensures a future of optimal health for all. Watch at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Facebook page.

April 6-9: Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, alumni and staff present poster and podium presentations throughout the annual nursing research conference. Learn more

April 21: Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group meeting
Faculty from across campus with expertise in nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, public health and other fields conduct their biannual meeting to discuss admissions, curriculum, program development and more related to leading the interprofessional graduate group.

Late April: Applications open for M.H.S. physician assistant program.
Online applications open for summer 2023 incoming classes in the Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1. Learn more

May 30: Memorial Day
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June 2: Last day of classes

June 3-9: Finals week

June 3: Academic Symposium
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate students present their scholarly work. Activities include thesis, dissertation and research poster presentations led by doctoral, nursing, physician assistant and family nurse practitioner students.
Learn more about Academic Symposium

June 9: Commencement
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs Classes of 2022, and the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Class of 2021, are honored at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Commencement at the Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus.
Learn more about commencement