Our Philosophy

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The UCLA School of Nursing’s mission is to foster and support an inclusive climate in which faculty, staff and students feel valued and are treated equitably. This involves consideration of the relations among faculty, faculty and staff, and faculty and students and a commitment to the core values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Diversity is essential for excellence in academic endeavors within the School of Nursing (i.e., teaching research, service).
  • An inclusive environment is characterized by freedom of expression and dialogue, mutual respect, and consideration of differing viewpoints.
  • Acts of micro-aggression, harassment and discriminatory behaviors on the basis of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs and immigration status will not be tolerated.
  • We abide by the "Principles of Community” statement developed by the UCLA Council on Diversity and Inclusion.