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Betty Irene Moore SON graduate nursing students visit state Capitol

Monday April 9, 2012
Master’s degree student Daniel Aquino takes a turn swinging the gavel in the California Senate chambers.
Master’s degree student Daniel Aquino takes a turn swinging the gavel in the California Senate chambers.
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Several doctoral and master’s degree students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis in Sacramento, Calif., spent Feb. 22 at the state Capitol to learn more about the legislative process.

As part of a leadership course, the 14 students met with legislators and their staff to share student experiences and how they hope to change healthcare through their research and to possibly influence policy.

"Spending the day at the Capitol helps students realize what goes into making and changing policy," said Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, RN, PhD, FAAN, who attended the educational legislative day alongside students. "It is important for our students to learn how policies made at the state or regional level are adopted because the health of the communities are directly affected."


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