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March is Women's History Month

From nursing's inception in the mid-1800’s to its transition to academia in the 20th Century, women have always been at the forefront of nursing practice, education, and research. At UCLA Nursing, our legacy is no different. Our School has been home to many pioneering women, including some of the world's premiere nurse theorists, researchers, and educators. 

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Pan African nursing student group & scholarship provides community of support

As we celebrate Black History Month, we examine how the Pan African Nursing Student and Alumni Association came to be and its important contributions to students of color at the UCLA School of Nursing.

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School of Nursing honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Transforming Health Care Through Partnership

When the UCLA School of Nursing was seeking a partner that would help establish the school as a global leader in nursing education, it had only to look down the road to UCLA Health.

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Advancing New Knowledge

UCLA Nursing has grown its funded research portfolio by more than 58% in just three years.

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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 students have access to world-class clinical placements, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of country's top-ranked hospitals. The School’s diverse community of more than 600 students enjoys the attention and connections that come with a smaller school, while benefitting from the abundant resources of the country's #1 public university.

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's Entry Clinical Nurse

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. 


Advanced Practice Reg. Nurse

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.


Psych. Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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. Faculty members investigate topics ranging from cardiovascular health and dementia to health disparities and social determinants of health. In addition to pursuing scientific inquiry, faculty members mentor doctoral and post-doctoral scholars to foster the next generation of nurse scientists.

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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, geographic regions, sexual orientations, abilities, and ages. We cultivate a climate of respect, dignity, and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.

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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 from the National Institutes of Health, been inducted to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and received the UCLA Distinguished teaching award. They embrace their roles as teachers, role models and champions of their students.

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UC grant to expand pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented minorities at UCLA School of Nursing

The UCLA School of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative. This prestigious program is designed to attract underrepresented minorities to doctoral programs with the long-term goal of developing nursing faculty that reflects California’s diversity.

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Advanced Practice students receive their White Coats

More than 70 first-year students in UCLA Nursing’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Program received their white coats this week.

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UCLA Nursing professor is first pediatric nurse practitioner to serve as American Heart Association council chair

Dr. Nancy Pike, professor and director of research at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been elected to serve as the Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.

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