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Dean Linda Sarna Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing

Dean Sarna’s career at UCLA spans 50+ years as a nursing student, faculty member, chair and member of the Academic Senate, and ultimately dean of the School of Nursing. Help solidify her legacy with a gift to the Dean Linda Sarna Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing. 

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  • June 18, 2021

Nurses on Boards: Make Your Voices Heard

To encourage more nurses to join boards of directors for community and governmental organizations, foundations, corporations and other entities, Dean Linda Sarna and Dr. Karen Grimley, Chief Nursing Executive for UCLA Health, hosted a reception to introduce UCLA nurses to the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC). NOBC is a national organization dedicated to improving the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies.

  • June 18, 2021

Why I Give - Catherine Gabster honors her brother

Cathy Gabster, MSN ‘07, taught master’s students at the School. She notes: “The UCLA School of Nursing made a big change in my life by enhancing my career in nursing, for which I will always be grateful. Being part of the larger Bruin community has been enriching as well. Alan Gabster, my older brother, passed away in November 2010. He was a retired cardiologist who volunteered setting up and supporting medical outreach clinics and yearly conferences in Panama that continue today.

  • June 18, 2021

UCLA School of Nursing Welcomes New Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Robert Lucero joins the UCLA School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professor of Nursing; and the Inaugural Adrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion beginning May 4th 2021. Previously, he was a University Term Professor; Associate Professor of Nursing; and Graduate Faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida College of Nursing

  • June 13, 2021

Lin Zhan named dean of the UCLA School of Nursing

In addition to her work on health equity, Zhan’s scholarly interests include increasing diversity in higher education

Lin Zhan, currently dean of the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing and an expert on health equity for the vulnerable, will be the new dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, effective Aug. 1.

  • June 12, 2021

VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, UCLA launch Nurse Residency program

The UCLA School of Nursing and VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System will launch a post-baccalaureate nurse residency program in September 2020. The program will prepare nurses to address the health care needs of our nation’s veterans and their families.

“This program will provide support for our new graduates as they transition from an educational environment to a demanding clinical environment,” said Linda Sarna, dean of the nursing school. “With strong mentorship and guidance, these new nurses will gain extensive experience in providing quality care to our veterans.”

  • June 09, 2021

CCNE Accreditation Announcement

UCLA School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs are hosting accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on October 14-16, 2020, in connection with the Pre-licensure and APRN programs’ accreditation.

CCNE provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program's qualifications for accreditation. All comments are to be directed to:

  • June 09, 2021

The Effect of a Mindfulness Exercise during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Questions about the Study

Answers

Why is this study being conducted?

We are assessing the effect of a brief mindfulness exercise on nurses’ resilience during the time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is conducting the study?

Barbara Demman, MS, APRN, CNS and Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN

Who is eligible to participate?

  • June 09, 2021

Remembering Margo McCaffery

NEW LECTURE SERIES ESTABLISHED BY DENICE ECONOMOU MS ‘93

Reprinted from the UCLA School of Nursing RE: Magazine-Spring 2018

  • June 09, 2021

New UC Program will Double Specialized Mental Health Nurses

New University of California Program Will Double Pipeline of Specialized Mental Health Providers in Response to Growing Crisis

UCSF, UC Davis and UCLA Partner to Expand Care to Underserved Communities by Training 300 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Starting Fall 2020

  • June 09, 2021

UCLA SON Professor Only US Nurse on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

Dr. Kristen Choi, a psychiatric nurse and assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing has become the only nurse to be named to the prestigious “30 Under 30” list for healthcare in the US this year. Kristen’s work in mental health policy for vulnerable and adolescent populations has been published in more than 30 articles.

  • June 09, 2021

The Janice M. Roper Memorial Scholarship

The Janice M. Roper Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established by Rachel Parker and her husband Tim to honor Roper’s passion for education and her nursing career. The scholarship will support pre-licensure students in the Bachelor of Science or Masters Entry Clinical Nursing programs, and Advanced Practice RN students. Its mission: to encourage nursing students, especially those from rural communities—like Roper, and those with an interest in diabetes care—a tribute to Roper’s granddaughter, who has type 1 diabetes. 

 

The Jeanne C. Mayer Centennial Scholarship in Nursing

The Jeanne C. Mayer Centennial Scholarship in Nursing was established by the Mayer Foundation to support undergraduate students at UCLA School of Nursing.

 

Some people just make an entrance. Such was the case with Jeanne C. Mayer, especially when wearing outfits like her elegant, floor-length, long-sleeve Pucci dress and matching turban. “Most couldn’t pull that off, but she would wear it and look so stunning,” her granddaughter Sarah Kalter says. Yes, Mayer had a deep love of fashion, culture, art and...nurses.

 

In Memoriam: Kyle Krepistman, MSN'14

“I think we’re from the same tribe.” This is often how Kyle Krepistman would welcome others into his life.

 

“He had this capacity to truly see and hear people,” said Barbara Demman, a lecturer at the School. The 32-year-old, Orange County native drew people in with his warmth and open heart. His academic path took him to Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he earned his undergraduate degree.

Why I Give - Catherine Gabster honors her brother

Cathy Gabster, MSN ‘07, taught master’s students at the School. She notes: “The UCLA School of Nursing made a big change in my life by enhancing my career in nursing, for which I will always be grateful. Being part of the larger Bruin community has been enriching as well. Alan Gabster, my older brother, passed away in November 2010. He was a retired cardiologist who volunteered setting up and supporting medical outreach clinics and yearly conferences in Panama that continue today.

UCLA and VA of Greater Los Angeles partner to launch nurse residency program

Beginning September 2020, the School and VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System (VAGLAHS) launched a post-baccalaureate nurse residency program to prepare nurses to address the health care needs of our nation’s veterans and their families

 

“This program will provide support for our new graduates as they transition from an educational environment to a demanding clinical environment,” said Dean Linda Sarna. “With strong mentorship and guidance, these new nurses will gain extensive experience in providing quality care to our veterans.”