Research

The 21st Century Nurse Researcher

The School of Nursing has always had a strong foundation in science – ten years after its founding,  the School was one of the first in the country  to engage in  clinical nurse research.  Today our research enterprise has grown dramatically and we are at the forefront of advancing nursing science.  Our faculty are pioneers in research:

  • The impact of heart failure and sleep apnea on brain function
  • HIV retroviral adherence programs in China
  • Screening, prevention, assessment and management of pressure ulcers and wound care
  • Nurse-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for cardiac patients with or at risk for depression
  • Development of mobile health technology to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Gene therapy that has high potential to advance the science in HIV/AIDS
  • Cellular targets for Alzheimer's treatments or prevention and understanding the immune responses to stress affecting well-being.

Research is at the core of our mission – not just as a primary component of a comprehensive education, but as a critical investment in the future of nursing and the future of health delivery. To support advancements in health and create the next generation of nurse scientists, we must be innovative, multidisciplinary and diverse. UCLA School of Nursing is known to have a climate of transdisciplinary collaboration and partnership across the campus, across the country and across the world.