Accreditation, state authorization and disclosures
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 received a favorable outcome for the maximum of seven years, with the next program review scheduled in fall 2023.
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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 Family Nurse Practitioner
The Master of Science Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001 or (202) 887-6791.
M.S.N. — Master's Entry Program in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001 or (202) 887-6791.
Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner
The D.N.P.-F.N.P. program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was submitted to the California Board of Registered Nursing for final approval. The school will seek initial accreditation review by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education for the inaugural class that is expected to enroll in summer 2022.
University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. Read more on the University of California Licensure and Certification Disclosure web page.