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
Jan. 26, 2022 — Nursing professor collaborates to publish article in nursing leadership journal
Deb Bakerjian, a professor and director for multiple education programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, collaborated with a team of nursing leaders at HealthImpact, the California nursing workforce center, to publish the article, “The Importance and Impact of Nurse Leader Engagement With State Nursing Workforce Centers: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic,” in the December special issue of the journal, Nurse Leader. The article explores the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nursing workforce and outlines strategies and interventions, such as state workforce centers, to improve the health and supply of a strong nursing workforce. Deb collaborated on the article with HealthImpact CEO Garrett K. Chan and other members of the HealthImpact Board of Directors. She serves as board chair. HealthImpact seeks to shape health care through workforce strategy, stakeholder convening and policy advocacy. The board of directors works to advance these efforts through a variety of initiatives, including publication of their efforts in various leadership and nursing journals. At the School of Nursing, Deb is the principal investigator and director for three grant projects focused on interprofessional, team-based primary care education for family nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical students as well as nurse practitioner and medical residents. She is the chair of the education committee for the UC Davis Health Healthy Aging Initiative. She is also the co-primary investigator and co-editor-in-chief for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network website.