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Doctor of Philosophy

The University of California, Davis, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. UC Davis WASC accreditation was reaffirmed in June 2014 and remains in effect until June 2024. The Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program is accredited through the university’s review by the WASC. UC Davis Graduate Studies also conducts program reviews to determine alignment with accreditation standards. The Graduate Studies program review was completed in fall 2016 and the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group awaits the final report.

M.H.S. — Physician Assistant Studies

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of California - Davis Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of California - Davis. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

M.S. — Leadership and Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and reflects professional nursing standards and guidelines, including The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) and Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs [National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF), 2012].

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the standards.

The review of the program by CCNE was completed in September 2016 and the School of Nursing awaits the final report.

M.S.N. — Master's Entry Program in Nursing

The Master's Entry Program in Nursing at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis now pursues initial accreditation for the Master of Science in Nursing Degree by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The School of Nursing will host a team of reviewers from CCNE Sept. 6-8, 2017, as a part of the process of accreditation review.

Members of the public are invited to submit written comments about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing to CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled visit (Aug.15, 2017). Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.

If you have any comments about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing that you wish to share with CCNE, please submit to thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

     Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
     Attn: Third-Party Comments
     One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
     Washington, DC 20036