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    75 Years of Legacy

    Since its inception, the UCLA School of Nursing has shaped nursing education, science, and practice in Los Angeles and around the world for. Today, we continue to lead advancements that are transforming health and health care for all.

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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.

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    Building Healthy Communities

    A new UCLA transdisciplinary collaboration supports wellbeing and biliteracy among West Los Angeles’ Hispanic community.

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    Medical Aid Initiative supports nursing students

    Thanks to a collaboration with the Medical Aid Initiative, the School of Nursing's Skills and Simulation Lab is using many supplies that are no longer usable or needed by UCLA hospitals and clinics.

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    Giving back to the community

    In partnership with UCLA Health, School of Nursing faculty & students provided health screenings and nutritional education to hundreds of Taste of Soul LA attendees.

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    UCLA launches new strategic plan

    The five-year project aims to deepen the university’s impact — on campus, in the broader community and around the globe.

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    Advancing New Knowledge

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

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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...

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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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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

Rosario Jaime-Lara

Nursing faculty receives research diversity grant

Dr. Rosario Jaime-Lara, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the UCLA School of Nursing, is collaborating with a research team at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine led by Dr...

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Shaping the future of medical & nursing education

UCLA's new Rosenfeld Hall is a hub for cutting-edge training, technology and collaboration.

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Dr. Nasrin Esnaashari

Alumna joins USC School of Med Faculty Council

Dr. Nasrin Esnaashari, DNP, CNS, NP-C, CCRN, a 2020 graduate of the UCLA Nursing DNP program, has made history by becoming the first nurse practitioner to join the USC Keck...

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