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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Strategic Plan

Optimal health and health care equity for all

Our vision

Optimal health and health care equity for all.

Our mission

Integrating the science and humanity of nursing and other health disciplines, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing leads innovative research, education and practice and prepares leaders who advance health, transform health care and ignite bold system change locally, nationally and globally.

Our values

Community Connection, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Innovative Solutions, Collaboration

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Engaging our School of Nursing community

In formulating our strategic plan and goals, we engaged more than 200 people from UC Davis Health and  the Davis campus, including leadership, faculty, staff, students, alumni and postdoctoral scholars.

February – March 2021

Conducted robust constituent engagement

April – July 2021

Completed and launched strategic plan

July – December 2021

Launched implementation workgroups

January – December 2022

Continual measurement and assessment

Learn more about our School of Nursing community engagement process

Our strategic goals

In alignment with the UC Davis campus, the UC Davis Health system and the UC Davis School of Medicine strategic plans, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing launched a comprehensive strategic plan that leverages unique strengths to advance each mission area for measurable impact to our collective communities.

Strategic pillars

Clinical Practice and Health System Integration

Exceptional Education

Research Growth

Community Engagement and Partnerships

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

People and Culture

Our strategic goals

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Clinical Practice and Health System Integration

Goal 1

Optimize health through innovative care delivery.

Goal 1 strategies

nursing students provide vaccinations
Exceptional Education

Goal 2

Prepare exceptional nurses, physician assistants and related professionals to become the next generation of leaders in health care.

Goal 2 strategies

School of Nursing research team meets
Research Growth

Goal 3

Grow the research enterprise through targeted areas where the School of Nursing can accelerate its impact.

Goal 3 strategies

Nursing students work at community TB clinic
Community Engagement and Partnerships

Goal 4

Strengthen engagement with the community to improve health and health equity for all.

Goal 4 strategies

School of Nursing leaders of anti-racism training
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Goal 5

Advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the School of Nursing and in the workforce.

Goal 5 strategies

School of Nursing faculty and staff team
People and culture

Goal 6

Create an environment where all can thrive.

Goal 6 strategies

Our core values

Community Connection

Action is created with, and relevant to, our local, regional and global communities.

Diversity and Inclusion

The voices and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences are affirmed and included to achieve health and health care equity.


The essential skills and abilities needed to effect change are emphasized for all researchers, educators and clinicians.

Innovative Solutions

Technology and data science are leveraged to advance research, enhance education and improve clinical practice.


Interdisciplinary and interprofessional partnerships are necessary to strengthen the quality of research, education, clinical practice and health policy.


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Your voice matters

As part of this process, we have engaged and heard from more than 200 of our students, alumni, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and leaders at UC Davis.

We want to continue to hear your voice. Please share your thoughts, questions and ideas about the strategic plan with leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

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