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Historically, portrayals of nurses as cliché and subservient caricatures, stripped of nuance, have plagued their depictions for decades on television and in film.

However, two current, popular franchises are illustrating that it is very possible to create compelling stories which accurately showcase the professional, autonomous work of nurses inside and outside the hospital.  A study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that Claire Temple, a nurse character in the Marvel cinematic universe and the cast of Call the Midwife, on BBC and PBS are portraying nurses Read more...

Barbara Demman, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing, stood in front of the large crowd and began to give her Last Lecture.  The topic: death and dying.

Demman is the first women to receive UCLA’s Marty Sklar My Last Lecture Award.  Created by UCLA’s Alumni Scholars Club in 2010, the award was inspired by Randy Pausch’s New York Times bestselling book. Each year, a student-nominated professor gives a lecture as if it was their last lecture on earth.

Considered by many to be a taboo topic, Demman spoke about the importance of opening a dialogue surrounding death and the Read more...

The simulation lab program at UCLA recreates clinical events to give students an opportunity to role-play and make decisions as nurses. Students make clinical assessments and administer treatments on lifelike manikins according to the scenario given.

Unlike the actual clinical setting, where students are directed to complete tasks, the simulation lab allows students to make their own decisions, said Dr. Mary Ann Shinnick, Director of the Skills and Simulation Lab. 

“When in a clinical setting, students don't get the opportunity to think on their feet. They predominantly Read more...

Nancy Jo Bush, DNP, RN, MA, AOCN, FAAN, has been appointed director of the UCLA School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, effective July 1, 2018.

In this role, Dr. Bush will be responsible for direct oversight of the administrative and teaching aspects of the program.

Dr. Bush has taught graduate nursing at the school since 1988.  Her clinical focus has been as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner. Her clinical and research expertise is in the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients, families, and caregivers. She recently co- Read more...

MarySue Heilemann, associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected as an official delegate to the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) being held at UN headquarters in New York, March 12 – 23, 2018. The Review theme for CSW62 focuses on women/girls' participation in and access to the media and the use of communications technologies for the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

Heilemann has been invited to participate in two UN-parallel events. At the NGO CSW, she will speak on a panel titled “Women/Girls and Media: Power Read more...

RESEARCHERS AT THE UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING ARE ADDRESSING HEALTH CHALLENGES RELATED TO DISEASES OF THE HEART, THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH WORLDWIDE – FROM CHRONIC HEALTH CONCERNS FACED BY INDIVIDUALS BORN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE TO THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK OR HAVE DEVELOPED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

For each researcher, there was a defining moment that started them on their research path. Maybe it was a specific patient or being at the right place at the right time. For some, the path has been fairly straight, while others have had twists and turns. But all of their journeys are Read more...

The UCLA School of Nursing is one of only 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.  The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. UCLA will select one nursing student to receive this prestigious scholarship.
 

“Our fifth cohort of Scholars will join an impressive group of nurse researchers who Read more...

For nearly three decades, the UCLA School of Nursing and the Kitasato University School of Nursing in Japan have had an academic collaboration including a student/faculty exchange program.  Dean Ada Lindsey, who launched the program in 1986, believed that international exchange programs were valuable because each institution gains a greater appreciation of the cultural diversity that exists between them and a better understanding of the world. 

Every other year, students from Kitasato visit UCLA for two weeks, where they are provided with an overview of nursing Read more...

The UCLA School of Nursing is launching fully online Anatomy and Physiology courses using a multi-disciplinary approach taught by Dr. Catherine Carpenter our faculty member who has appointments in Nursing, Medicine and Public Health.  

Students, you can finish these pre-requisites from the comfort of your own home.  Both courses have virtual labs.  The Anatomy lab was modified from cadaver dissections where structures are identified through use of virtual imagery.  The Physiology lab is fully animated.”

N13, Introduction to Human Anatomy starts on June 26th, and Read more...

DAISY FACULTY AWARD

For four years, the UCLA School of Nursing faculty and students have honored outstanding members of our exceptional faculty with the Daisy Faculty Award.  We are proud to shine a spotlight on these individuals who have made a positive difference in our students’ lives as they prepare to make a difference in the lives of so many others.

This year, the faculty member selected for inspirational teaching that motivates students and serves as a role model for professional nursing is John Lazar:  John was nominated by members of the MECN class of Read more...