Shana L. Ruggenberg, Ed.D., R.N.C.-O.B., C.N.S., C.N.E.; Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing
Jessica Draughon Moret, Ph.D., R.N.; Assistant Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing
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.
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program
Hosted by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs prepare nurse leaders, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, researchers and faculty in a unique interdisciplinary and interprofessional environment.
The UC Davis Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group includes a wide cross-section of academic disciplines with faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as well as UC Davis Health System and other UC Davis schools, colleges, and departments. Within the graduate group faculty are experts in nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, public health and other fields.
The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing prepares new nurses as leaders in quality and safety, advocates for diverse patient populations and agents of change for healthier communities. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses, eligible for certification as a Public Health Nurse and earn a Master of Science in Nursing Degree.