Job Front: Nursing program for rural areas

Published: Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1B
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 6:32 am

UC Davis' nursing school is offering two new master's degree programs this summer for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with an eye toward bolstering primary care in rural and underserved communities.

The two-year nurse practitioner program and a 27-month master's degree program through the university's Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing hope to groom leaders of health care teams to provide care where it's needed most, Heather Young, the school's dean, said in a statement.

"The new curriculum offers a broad education in understanding how health systems and health care work as well as how to improve quality, lead teams and deal with the business aspects of care," Young said in the statement.

For decades, the programs – formerly offered by the UC Davis School of Medicine – have served as pipelines for health care in underserved areas.

More than 1,800 physician assistants and nurse practitioners graduated from the programs in the last 40 years, say university officials. Two-thirds of those went on to work in underserved areas.

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How to get a state job

Job seekers can learn how to apply for employment with the state of California at a state Department of Human Resources free workshop this month in Sacramento.

The seminar is from noon to 1 p.m. June 26 at the State Personnel Board, 801 Capitol Mall, Sacramento.

Job applicants will learn how to search for examinations, read examination bulletins, and search and apply for vacancies.

For information, visit

Executive chef opening

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa is seeking an executive chef.

The executive chef will plan and direct all food production at the resort and manage kitchen staff.

Candidates must have a high school diploma, culinary degree, a valid ServSafe certificate and a minimum of five years' experience as a sous chef.

Two years' experience as an executive chef is preferred.

For more information, visit, then select "Employment."

Networking at church

Cordova Baptist Church holds the next in its series of free information fairs Saturday at the church, 10527 Coloma Road in Rancho Cordova.

The free workshop offers help to people seeking employment, educational and networking opportunities.

Presenters will offer information on college resources, state employment, career skills and community resources.

For more information, call the church at (916) 470-1585 or (916) 402-8888.

Job hunting questions?

We've got an expert to provide the answers.

Terri Carpenter, spokeswoman with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, will answer your questions at

Call The Bee's Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.

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