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MECN applications will be due by November 1st, 2019. Applications will open up this fall through UCLA Graduate School at

Application Procedure

MECN Evaluation Criteria – Tips and Information Sheet 

Items that you must submit as part of your online application:

    Please provide a written statement (2-3 typewritten pages, double spaced, Times New Roman, font size 11) that focuses on why you want to become a nurse.  Include your own assessment of your potential for nursing study, a clear statement of your goals for nursing practice and your reason for selecting the UCLA School of Nursing.  Include any volunteer or employment experience in a healthcare setting. Multicultural experiences, bilingual abilities and economic, educational or social disadvantage should also be included here.  This is your opportunity to include additional information relevant to the criteria for admission.  When writing your Statement of Purpose, please refer to the MECN Evaluation Criteria – Tips and Information Sheet.  We urge you to include any information that you think pertains to your admission.  Please upload the document into the online Graduate Division Application.
    Please upload your resume to the online application.
    Three are required. You do not need to send your recommenders the form. Once you fill out their contact information in the online application, they will automatically be sent a link to complete the form.
    This statement should not duplicate the Statement of Purpose. Please write the Personal History Statement (2 pages, double spaced) describing how your background, accomplishments, and life experiences led to your decision to pursue the graduate degree for which you are applying. Include any educational, personal, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges or opportunities relevant to your academic journey. Describe any aspects of your personal background, accomplishments, or achievements that will allow the department to evaluate your contributions. Contributions to diversity, such as efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the need of a diverse population.


Please send official transcripts to: 

Student Affairs Office
2-150 Factor Building
Box 951702
Los Angeles, Ca. 90095-1702


Materials listed on the application that are NOT required for School of Nursing Applicants:

  • GRE scores
  • Writing Sample


Processing of Applications:

Mark Covin:

Jeimy Gama:

Stephanie Dominick: