Welcome to the 2016-17 UCLA School of Nursing Academic Year!
For me, there is nothing more exciting than the promise in the start of a new school year.
It is such an exciting time for the nursing profession. Changes in our healthcare system are creating opportunities for you to be the nurse leaders of tomorrow. While our curriculum is rigorous, you will leave with the knowledge, skills and abilities to respond to the healthcare needs of a diverse population in whatever setting you decide to practice. Everything you learn along the way, every milestone you achieve will prepare you for your future. Take advantage of all we have to offer. You are joining the most trusted profession. You are the future of healthcare.
All of us — faculty and staff — are committed to your success and are dedicated to providing high-quality instruction, clinical supervision and mentorship. As you know, UCLA is one of the top public research universities in the world and the School of Nursing is one of the best:
My very best wishes for a wonderful year. Go Bruins!
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Professor