Applying to the 2020 doctoral  program at the UC Davis School of Nursing

Applying to the 2020 doctoral program at the UC Davis School of Nursing

October 20, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


BREAKING TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES. DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS. CREATING NURSE LEADERS WHO ADVANCE HEALTH
CARE. THE BETTY IRENE MOORE SCHOOL OF NURSING AT
U-C DAVIS DEVELOPS EDUCATION APPROACHES AND PROGRAMS TO PREPARE NEW GENERATIONS OF HEALTH
LEADERS AS AGENTS OF CHANGE. HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS ARE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
…BRINGING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER, ENHANCE LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES…AND
IMPROVE HEALTH AS A WHOLE. THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CULTIVATES YOUR LEADERSHIP
POTENTIAL…WHILE BROADENING YOUR HEALTH SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE AND PROMOTING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. LED BY AN INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM OF MORE THAN
55 FACULTY MEMBERS FROM VARIOUS DISCIPLINES, OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE…DEVELOP
CONFIDENCE…AND SKILLFULLY PREPARE GRADUATES TO LEAD AND TRANSFORM HEALTH CARE. “These are people who want to see change
in health care. They’re experienced enough to know where
the problems are and where the challenges are and they’re seeking their next phase in
their career.” THE FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM IS FULL-TIME, CONSISTING
OF 12 UNITS PER QUARTER WITH CORE COURSES TAUGHT MAINLY ON THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS. ELECTIVES ARE SPREAD OUT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO BE ON CAMPUS THREE DAYS
A WEEK. MOST CLASSES RESIDE ON THE SACRAMENTO CAMPUS. STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE TO CONTINUE WORKING MUST
HAVE A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE TO ACCOMMODATE CLASSES AND FIELDWORK. DOCTORAL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A DISSERTATION. “That’s really what pushed me to come
to the School of Nursing. I had questions about taking care of my patients
and helping them to recover better from their injuries and illness. And that doesn’t involve a lab per se. But that involves looking at what we’re
doing and how we’re caring for people and asking those questions.” DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY GRADUATES ATTAIN KNOWLEDGE
NEEDED FOR FORMAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND QUALIFY AS FACULTY AT FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS
IN BOTH EDUCATION AND REASEARCH, LEADERSHIP WITHIN HEALTH SYSTEMS OR IN OTHER ADVANCED
CAPACITIES. APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM IS SUBMITTED
ONLINE BY JANUARY 15TH AND PROCESSED THROUGH UC DAVIS GRADUATE STUDIES. THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT AND THE GRE IS NOT REQUIRED
FOR ADMISSION. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE EARNED A BACHELOR’S
DEGREE WITH A MINIMUM G-P-A OF 3.0, SUBMIT A RESUME OR C.V. AND PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS FROM
SCHOOLS WHERE YOU’VE EARNED A DEGREE OR ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A DEGREE PROGRAM. IF THOSE RECORDS ARE FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY,
UC DAVIS WILL TRANSLATE THE GRADING SCALE. REQUIRED ESSAYS INCLUDE A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
DETAILING YOUR MOTIVATION, PREPARATION AND INTERESTS IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING’S MISSION;
A PERSONAL HISTORY DISCUSSING ANY EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL OR SOCIAL EXPERIENCES RELEVANT TO
YOUR ACADEMIC JOURNEY; AND FUTURE GOALS AS YOU MUST ALSO DETAIL YOUR AREAS OF RESEARCH
INTEREST. THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE REQUIRED
AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. THE BEST RECOMMENDERS SHOULD SPEAK TO YOUR
ABILITIES AS A STUDENT…A PROFESSIONAL…AND YOUR POTENTIAL AS A FUTURE LEADER. THEY ARE, MOST LIKELY, PROFESSORS, EMPLOYERS
AND RESEARCH SUPERVISORS. FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY NOT WRITE LETTERS. TACKLING TODAY’S HEALTH PROBLEMS REQUIRES
MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES AND EXPERTISE. A CORNERSTONE OF THESE PROGRAMS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY
AND INTERPROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO ENABLE SCHOLARS TO COMMUNICATE WITHIN TEAMS. “If we are able to bring these disciplines
together and operationalize them then the benefits go directly to the patients who really
need the help the most, followed by the providers followed by that the policy makers, and followed
by that the cost-effectiveness. Because we really need to think of all the
angles.” SCHOLARSHIPS ENABLE THE SCHOOL OF NURSING
TO RECRUIT AND RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENTS EARLY IN THEIR CAREERS. DOCTORAL STUDENTS RECEIVE ANNUAL FUNDING THAT
COVERS IN-STATE TUITION AND FEES. PLEASE NOTE, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PAY OUT-OF-STATE
TUITION AND FEES. ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOAN REPAYMENT
OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. I was lucky enoug to be able to speak to the faculty before I even applied to the program. And just to to hear them talk about the school and learning about what the school had to offer really helped to solidify my choice. Brick and mortar schools, where you see your professors, talk to them. Where you see your classmates engage is so important. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE BETTY IRENE
MOORE SCHOOL OF NURSING AT U-C DAVIS. SHOULD YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR GRADUATE-DEGREE
PROGRAMS AND APPLICATION PROCESS…PLEASE CONTACT US. WHEN YOU CALL OR EMAIL, PLEASE MENTION YOU’RE
INTERESTED IN OUR P-H-D PROGRAM. THROUGH OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN CLASSROOM
INSTRUCTION AND OUR DEDICATION TO BROADENING STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES…THE BETTY IRENE
MOORE SCHOOL OF NURSING AT U-C DAVIS PREPARES CLINICIANS TO MEET TODAY’S CHALLENGES AND
SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE.