The University of California, Davis has announced a $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch a leadership development program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.
The Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program for Nurse Leaders and Innovators will support early-career scholars with demonstrated potential for driving high-quality, high-value care and optimal health outcomes through leadership in nursing-science research, practice, education, policy, and entrepreneurship. The foundation's initial five-year investment will provide about ten scholars annually with a curriculum designed to develop their leadership and innovation capacity, strengthen their strategic thinking and collaborative skills, and help bring their innovative ideas to fruition, as well as mentoring and a grant of $450,000 over three years to complete an innovative project or study. The first cohort of fellows will be named in the first half of 2020.
Founded in 2009 with a $100 million commitment from the Moore Foundation, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing has launched five graduate-degree programs and graduated more than five hundred alumni to date.
"Nursing has become one of the most trusted professions, and supporting leadership and innovation in nursing is a sound investment in the future," said Moore Foundation president Harvey V. Fineberg. "This fellowship program honors Betty Irene Moore's commitment to nurses as leaders and change agents, and we believe it will improve the quality of patient care for everyone."