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    To all of our new and continuing students, faculty, staff and community supporters, welcome to a new academic year at UCLA Nursing!

    A Message from the Dean & Welcome Week Events
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    The Power of Scholarship

    External aid helps bolster School of Nursing funding & gives students, like Aracely Orozco, breathing room. Orozco was recently awarded a $25,000 external scholarship to support her graduate studies.

    Learn More About Aracely's Journey
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    Advancing New Knowledge

    UCLA Nursing has grown its funded research portfolio by nearly 60% in just three years.

    Learn More About Our Science
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    More than 70 years of Legacy

    The history of the UCLA School of Nursing is fascinating and inspiring. It is the story of the pursuit of innovation, leadership, and excellence as well as challenges, crises, and perseverance.

    70th Anniversary Story
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    Inspiring diverse students to pursue health care

    Each summer, students from across the country journey to UCLA for the Summer Health Professions Education Program, or SHPEP, a free enrichment program designed to improve access to information and resources for college students interested in health care.

    Learn About the SHPEP Program
Innovation. Leadership. Excellence

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Student Success is Our Purpose

The UCLA School of Nursing prepares students to excel in patient care, research, education, and leadership. Its six academic programs are taught by nationally recognized faculty and...

Why choose UCLA?

Bachelor of Science

The four-year undergraduate program prepares students to enter the nursing field – after passing the Registered Nurse licensing exam – or pursue graduate studies. 


Master of Science - Entry

The two-year Master of Science in Nursing program prepares those with undergraduate degrees in other subjects for a career as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader or Public Health Nurse. 


Master of Science - APRN

The two-year Master of Science in Nursing program prepares registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing to specialize in Adult/Gerontology, Family, or Pediatric nursing.  


Doctor of Philosophy

The four-year, research-focused program prepares graduate level nurses to develop new knowledge through scientific research, educate future nurses, and improve healthcare delivery and policy.


Doctor of Nursing Practice

The two-year, practice-focused hybrid program prepares working professional nurses for careers in nursing leadership and administration. DNPs use evidence-based practice to improve health outcomes on a systems level.


Post-Master's Certificate - Psych. Mental Health

The predominantly remote, one-year certification program trains nurses to provide mental health care, alleviating the hardships caused by a statewide shortage of psychiatrists.


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Advancing new knowledge and improving health outcomes through research is a priority of the UCLA School of Nursing.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UCLA and the School of Nursing are committed to the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The School attracts a vibrant student body and faculty of many ethnicities...

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World-Class Faculty

School of Nursing faculty continually earn accolades and awards for their leadership, scholarship, and teaching. Fifteen are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Faculty members have received major grants...

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UCLA Nursing News

Anna Dermenchyan
Nursing alum appointed Interim Chief Quality Ofc.

Dr. Anna Dermenchyan, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CPHQ, an alumna of the UCLA School of Nursing, is the first-ever nurse to be appointed as interim Chief Quality Officer in the UCLA...

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In the News | Fulbright Program

Chilungamo M’manga, a 2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Malawi to UCLA Nursing, is making a difference in the lives of young people across her home country. Read more about her...

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Paolo Roca
Doctoral student selected as Filipino Young Leader

Rey Paolo Ernesto J. Roca III, a PhD student in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been named a delegate of the 2023 Filipino Young Leaders Program’s (FYLPRO) Immersion Cohort.

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