Calendar of events
March 28: Quarter begins
April 17-20: 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 25: Applications open for M.H.S. physician assistant program
Online applications open for summer 2024 incoming classes in the Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2024. Learn more
May 16: 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.
May 27: Memorial Day
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of Memorial Day.
June 6: Last day of classes
June 7-13: Finals week
June 13: Commencement
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree Programs Class of 2024, Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program Class of 2024 and the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Class of 2023, 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
Jan. 5: Quarter begins
Jan. 15: Application deadline for prospective 2024 doctoral students
Jan. 15 is the application deadline for prospective students to apply for summer 2024 entrance to the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program and fall 2024 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. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The school is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Feb. 14: Community Action Poverty Simulation
The Community Action Poverty Simulation is offered to Master’s Entry Program in Nursing students. During this experiential activity, 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. 19: Presidents Day
The school is closed in observance of Presidents Day.
March 22: Quarter ends
March 25-29: Spring Break
March 29: Cesar Chavez Day
The school is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
September (date TBD): Applications open for Ph.D. and D.N.P.-F.N.P. fall 2023
Online applications open for fall 2023 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
Sept. 22: Applications open for the 2024 cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellows
The Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators is a three-year fellowship program developing the next generation of nurse leaders and innovators. Applications for the 2024 cohort open Sept. 22 and close at 5 p.m. PST Dec. 1. See how to apply
Sep. 25-26: 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. 25: First day of fall quarter
Sep. 27-Oct. 2: 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.
Oct. 14: 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 25: 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
Nov. 2: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Caregivers in California - Development of an Equity Plan
There are more than 40 million family caregivers in the nation providing unpaid care to a family member in the last year. Learn how the Family Caregiving Institute's program and policy evaluation unit is assisting state and community agencies in understanding their strengths and opportunities for improvement to achieve high quality, equitable services and supports for older adults and their caregivers. Register now
Nov. 10: Veterans Day (Observed)
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Nov. 23-24: Thanksgiving break
The School of Nursing is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dec. 1: Applications close for the 2024 cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellows
Applications close at 5 p.m. PST Dec. 1 for the 2024 cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. Applications received after the deadline are not considered.
Dec. 1: Applications close for P.A. program
Dec. 14: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The completion of coursework and final exams is marked with a virtual pinning ceremony. Learn more
Dec. 15: Last day of fall quarter
Dec. 11-Jan. 5: Winter break
June 15: Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Commencement
June 16-25: Summer break
June 19: Juneteenth observed
June 26-30: 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 10-21: 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 12-20: 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. 10: 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: 19: 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. 4: Labor Day observed
Sept. 15: 2023 Physician Assistant (P.A.) Oath Celebration
The P.A. Class of 2023 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. 15: Summer quarter ends
Sept. 16-24: Fall break