Fast Facts



In the Know About the UCLA School of Nursing

Founded 1949

Enrollment: 561 Students (as of 2015-16 Academic Year)


1% American Indian/Alaska Native
34% Asian
9% Black
17% Hispanic
35% White
4% declined to state

91% Female
9% Male

Bachelor of Science
Master of Science in Nursing Master's Entry Clinical Nurse
Master of Science in Nursing Advance Practice
Doctor of Philosophy


47 Full time – all doctorally prepared

Faculty Honors

20 Academy Fellows
5 Endowed Chairs


#12 on U.S. News and World Reports – Nursing Graduate Schools
#5 in NIH research funding among Schools of Nursing

NCLEX Pass Rates

Preliminary pass rates for 2016:
BS: 86%
MECN: 92%
Link to BRN NCLEX Pass Rates:

Research Centers

Center for Vulnerable Populations Research.
Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education
Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science

Reimagining and Redefining Nursing

Most competitive undergraduate degree on UCLA Campus (1940 applicants for 40 spots)

Oldest nurse-practitioner run health center in the US – School of Nursing Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission.  Over 9,500 patient visits in 2009.

Since 2005, faculty members have published 346 articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals

Hired UCLA's first Associate Dean for International Research and Scholarly activities; visiting 27 countries in 2010

Received one of the largest international grants at UCLA — $1.7 million to elevate nursing practice at Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital

In 2010, graduated first cohort of traditional Bachelor's students in 15 years

Two nursing faculty led healthcare efforts in Haiti following earthquake