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Why Pick UCLA Nursing?

The UCLA School of Nursing is ranked among the Top Nursing Schools in the Country by U.S. News and World Reports.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program - U.S. News & World Report (2023)
Best Nursing Schools: Master's –– U.S. News & World Report (2023)
UCLA Nursing student with Librarian Antonia Ozuna-Garcia


The School offers five primary programs: Bachelor of Science – a prelicensure program for undergraduate study; Master's Entry Clinical Nurse – for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline who are interested in a career in nursing; Advanced Practice – for nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing; PhD – for individuals who wish to pursue a research trajectory; and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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From the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside, from pediatrics to geriatrics, from prevention to cause, ground-breaking advances are being driven by nursing research. At the School of Nursing, research is at the core of our mission – not only as a primary component of a comprehensive education, but as a critical investment in the future of nursing. UCLA School of Nursing ranks No. 24 in nursing research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Clinical Practice

We are creating the nurse leaders of tomorrow by ensuring that our students receive the best possible clinical education today. The School of Nursing offers students the opportunity to work with patients in a wide variety of clinical settings. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, million-plus square foot hospital that that features 520 private rooms and numerous specialty clinics. In addition, the School of Nursing has affiliation agreements with over 200 community affiliates.

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The Power of Bruins

The 419-acre UCLA Campus is located in the green rolling hills of Westwood, California. The UCLA School of Nursing is housed in the Louis and Doris Factor Health Sciences Building on the south end of campus in the 35-acre Center for the Health Sciences. The Louise Darling Biomedical Library, which houses over 530,000 volumes and 6,000 periodicals, serves as the professional library for students in medicine, nursing, and the life sciences. Facilities of the University Library and all of its 12 branches are also available to students in nursing. More than six and one half million books and thousands of periodicals are provided through the facilities of the University Library.

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Want to Learn More?

Attend an upcoming information session where our knowledgeable Student Affairs office will guide you through the process of becoming a School of Nursing student. Learn more about the information sessions by visiting the following.