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First Year APNs "Hold Our Hope"
Nov 06, 2015
First Year Advanced Practice Nurses Receive their White Coats at a Special Ceremony
A Bright Future for Advanced Practice Nurses
Nov 06, 2015
ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES, whether they are nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists, are playing a pivotal role in the future of health care. And at UCLA, we are educating the best and the brightest in the profession.
Lee Inducted into Academy
Oct 21, 2015
Eunice Lee, Associate Professor, was inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Patti Taylor Receives Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence
Sep 08, 2015
Devoted nurse Patti Taylor is awarded with an award for her wholehearted contribution to her community and her country.
Simulation Classes Offered This September
Jul 30, 2015
Entry level courses for those interested in using patient simulators to further their nursing education.
Comencement 2015
Jun 26, 2015
UCLA SON celebration for new graduates!
Nursing School Meets with VA Secretary
Jun 16, 2015
VA Secretary Robert McDonald meets with UCLA leaders to discuss efforts regarding the needs of Veterans.
Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Diagnosed with Cancer
May 28, 2015
A recent study conducted by UCLA SON PhD candidate Wendy Johnson explores the relationship between cancer surviovors and domestic violence.
Nursing Bruins Go To DC!
May 28, 2015
UCLA SON students gp tp Washington to keep college affordable.
May 22, 2015
Congresswoman Lous Capps to deliver commencement speech at UCLA School of Nursing on June 13.
Bonnie Faherty – 2015 Distinguished Alum for the School of Nursing
Apr 17, 2015
An alum of the UCLA School of Nursing, Bonnie Faherty has accomplished much in advancing the field of nursing.
Distinguished Alum Kathy Dracup honored with UCLA Award of Professional Achievement
Apr 02, 2015
Distinguished Alum Kathy Dracup will receive the UCLA Award of Professional Achievement for her internationally recognized work in the care of patients with heart disease and its effects on relatives of inflicted patients.
Linda Sarna named interim dean for UCLA School of Nursing
Mar 17, 2015
Professor Linda Sarna, who holds the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Chair in the UCLA School of Nursing, has now been appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing.
UCLA joins with three other universities to create National Clinican Scholars Program
Mar 16, 2015
New initiative will educate physicians and nurses to conduct research with the goal of improving health care and the health of communities.
US News and World Report Ranks UCLA School of Nursing among Top 8 Percent
Mar 10, 2015
The US News and World Report rankings of Graduate Schools is out, and once again the UCLA School of Nursing is among the top nursing schools in the Country.
Answering the Need for Family Nurse Practitioners
Jan 05, 2015
A one-year emonstration program is providing FNP sutdents the opportunity to practice as a member of the healthcare team in community clinics in Los Angeles.
Lyder Steps Down as Dean
Dec 22, 2014
Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, will return fulltime to faculty and step down as dean effective July 1, 2015.
Schweitzer Fellowship Supports Student’s Focus on Improving Health Outcomes
Dec 17, 2014
UCLA nursing student Julia Routman awarded with Schweitzer Fellowship to improve health outcomes of communities in need.
Simulation: Making it Real For Nursing Students
Dec 17, 2014
Using real-life mannequins in the simulation lab that replicates a hospital setting, UCLA nursing students are able to gain valuable clinical experience.
Pre-licensure Students Don Their White Coats
Nov 10, 2014
Prelicensure students presented with white coats in symbolic ceremony.
Distinguished Alum Named AAN Living Legend
Oct 24, 2014
Former UCLA faculty member Kathleen Dracup has been widely recognized for her work on cardiovascular disease and patient care, contributing to the advance of the field in regards to patients' qaulity of life.
Sep 19, 2014
UCLA Nursing School Lecturer Pattie Taylor has been honored for her devoted service to Operation Mend with a new student scholarship and award established in her name.
UCLA PhD Candidate Among First Recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Program Awards
Sep 16, 2014
The new, prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Program will increase the number of nurses holding PhDs as is the case with UCLA school of nursing student and award recipient Nhu Tran.
Study Provides More Evidence that Sleep Apnea is Hurting Your Brain
Sep 10, 2014
A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing has found new evidence to further confirm and account for the damage inflicted on the brain by the sleep apnea disorder.
Your Expertise is Gold! Alumna Embraces Her Entrepreneurial Side to Educate Nurses to Become Expert Witnesses
Aug 12, 2014
Alumna Julie Armstrong has taken the path less traveled in her professional career -- moving from diploma nurse to psych nurse (MN '90) to a successful civil forensive psychology and nursing practice. Now she is training nurses to succeed as expert witnesses.
Honoring A Living Legacy
Jul 30, 2014
Irashel P. Fitzgerald, MN ’73, the 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Living Legacy Award, passed away on Monday, July 28. There will be a celebration of life this Saturday, August 2nd at 9:00am at the Inglewood Cemetery Chapel, 3801 Manchester Blvd. in Inglewood, across the street from the Forum.
Harmful Hookahs: Many Young Smokers Aren't Aware of the Danger
Jul 08, 2014
Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study
Culver City Youth Center Renamed for Alumnus
Jun 10, 2014
The Culver City Youth Health Center was renamed for nursing school alumnus

Jun 03, 2014
Five Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students were recently selected to participate in a new demonstration program funded by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development wherein they will gain valuable expereince through direct patient care.
From Innovation to Translation: Spotlight on Research Performed at and by the UCLA School of Nursing
May 28, 2014
Each year, Research Days provides faculty and students at the UCLA School of Nursing with the opportunity to showcase their research. And amazing work it is. Currently, 78 percent of faculty have external funding. This year was no exception.
UCLA School of Nursing Honors Oncology Nursing Society CEO as Distinguished Alumnus
May 06, 2014
The UCLA School of Nursing Alumni Network selected Paula Trahan Rieger, currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Oncology Nursing Society, as its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.
Why in the world would a nurse want a Ph.D.?
May 02, 2014
More and more nurses are getting a doctoral degree, and, with it, the possibilities are endless.
Nurses: Make Your Voice Heard
May 02, 2014
NURSES ARE MOVING HEALTHCARE FORWARD– in the United States and around the world. Never have there been so many nurses leading major federal agencies, shaping policy and creating historical reform. The characteristics of a passionate nurse –one who advocates for the patient, takes a holistic approach to care, and has a desire for improving access –led them to these major roles.
UCLA Seeks Adults for Obstructed Sleep Apnea Study
Apr 25, 2014
(Los Angeles, CA – April 24, 2014) UCLA researchers seek patients (ages 21-75) who have recently been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (or who have a sleep study scheduled) and have not yet started treatment to participate in a study to see how changes in brain function and structure relate to autonomic impairments – functions such as blood pressure, heart rate and sweating.
Changing health around the world: UCLA nurse-led research showcased at major conference
Apr 02, 2014
An address on the implications of nurse-led research in developing countries and a lecture on a research program involving teen parents will spotlight the work of UCLA School of Nursing faculty members at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference, which runs from April 9 to 12 in Seattle.
Latina wives of men with prostate cancer experience stressful, emotional journey
Mar 18, 2014
In a new study in the journal Qualitative Health Research, researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing focus on the impact and experiences of men's prostate cancer treatment and recovery on Latina wives.
Dr. Linda Sarna Named Lead Nurse For UC Health Project to Develop Tobacco Cessation Network
Mar 12, 2014
Dr. Linda Sarna is the lead nurse on a newly funded UC Health project aimed at further reducing tobacco use and exposure.
Two Faculty Involved in Key Heart Studies
Feb 27, 2014
Two faculty from the UCLA School of Nursing were involved in prominent heart-related studies released in February.
Smoking Rates Among Nurses Drops Dramatically
Jan 09, 2014
Getting 'unhooked': Smoking rates drop dramatically among registered nurses
School Selected As One of "Top 30 Cutting Edge Schools"
Dec 03, 2013
The UCLA School of Nursing was selected as No. 5 in a survey of the Top 30 cutting edge schools.
HIV plus HPV leads to increased to increased anal risk in men
Dec 02, 2013
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women, is also known to cause anal cancer in both women and men. Now, a study led by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing has found that older HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at higher risk of becoming infected with the HPVs that most often cause anal cancer.
The UCLA School of Nursing Commemorates 30 Years of Delivering Care on Skid Row
Nov 14, 2013
The UCLA Nursing Health Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission has become a national model for its delivery of health care to the poor and homeless. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, it is one of the oldest and largest clinics of its kind in the country. It is also the only shelter-based health clinic in the city that provides health care, not just for homeless men, but women and children as well.
Oct 23, 2013
There's more bad news for women with sleep apnea. A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing shows that the body's autonomic responses — the controls that impact such functions as blood pressure, heart rate and sweating — are weaker in people with obstructive sleep apnea but are even more diminished in women.
Panel Explores Missing Safety Net for Young Children
Sep 17, 2013
A panel hosted by the UCLA School of Nursing focused on the impact poverty has on childhood development.
Why Do Black Women Have a Higher Risk of Death From Heart Disease Than White Women
Sep 13, 2013
Among a group of women with symptoms of agina who were tested for a suspected coronary blockage, 3 times as many black women as white women died of heart disease. Increasing awareness for black women to recognize atypical symptoms and seek care quickly is key to reducing mortality.
Professor Recognized for Advancing the Profession
Aug 27, 2013
Professor Adey Nyamathi was selected as the California winner of "Advancing and Leading the Profession for the nurse.com GEM Awards.
UCLA Nursing Study Suggest Focus on Lifestyle Changes - Not Weight Loss - Key to Kids' Health
Aug 22, 2013
A UCLA School of Nursing study has found that both healthy-weight and obese children who participated in an intensive lifestyle modification program significantly improved their metabolic and cardiovascular health despite little weight loss.
UCLA School of Nursing, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Partner to Improve Kids' Health
Jul 15, 2013
An innovative new partnership between the UCLA School of Nursing and Children's Hospital Los Angeles will bring together nurses working in clinical practice, education and research to improve the health and well-being of children while advancing nursing practice.
Innovative intervention program improves life for rural women in India living with HIV/AIDS
Jun 21, 2013
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from UCLA and India has found that a new type of intervention program, in which lay women in the rural Indian province of Andra Pradesh were trained as social health activists to assist women who have HIV/AIDS, significantly improved patients' adherence to antiretroviral therapy and boosted their immune-cell counts and nutrition levels.
Nursing Theorists Among Six Outstanding Alumni Honored by UCLA
May 20, 2013
Nursing Theorists Sister Callista Roy was among six UCLA alumni honored for their outstanding professional achievements.
UCLA School of Nursing Awards Honors Leaders, Organizations Advancing Health and Transforming The Profession
May 07, 2013
Diana M. Bontá, RN, DrPH, president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Kaiser Permanente Southern California are among the recipients to be honored for their leadership in advancing health and their ongoing commitment to enriching the nursing profession at the third annual "Nurse 21" awards hosted by the UCLA School of Nursing. The awards will be presented May 9 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Rapid Response Teams Require Teamwork, Communication
May 01, 2013
Clinical expertise is paramount to a rapid response team's effectiveness, but strong teamwork and good communication among its multidisciplinary members are critical for optimal patient safety, according to a study in the May issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).
UCLA Nursing Research on Women and Heart Disease Among Key Topics at Nursing Conference
Apr 11, 2013
New findings on the role gender plays in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease will be among the research topics highlighted by faculty members and students from the UCLA School of Nursing at the annual Western Institute of Nursing Conference.
Nurses Can Play Key Role in Reducing Deaths from World's Most Common Diseases
Mar 19, 2013
Nurses and midwives can play a critical role in lessening people's risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, according to a groundbreaking new report issued by the World Health Organization and co-authored by a UCLA nursing professor.
Affordable care alone may not be enough to help Latinos overcome cancer care barriers
Mar 05, 2013
In a study done by the UCLA School of Nursing, money, culture and communication barriers all play a role in preventing underserved Latino men with prostate cancer from accessing the care and treatment they need.
UCLA Nursing Professor To Give 2013 NINR Director’s Lecture
Jan 23, 2013
Dr. Mary Woo, Professor and Researcher at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected to give the third NINR Director’s Lecture in May 2013.
Dec 11, 2012
The UCLA School of Nursing received $5.7 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health - placing the school #7 in total dollars received for research in 2012.
Nursing Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar
Dec 10, 2012
Ann Williams, RNC, EdD, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar in Poland for the academic year 2012.
Women with sleep apnea have higher degree of brain damage than men, UCLA study shows
Dec 03, 2012
Women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing. The findings are reported in the December issue of the peer-reviewed journal SLEEP.
Nov 14, 2012
Nurses who conduct research on aging issues often hear stories from older adult patients that highlight the inequalities in our healthcare system, illustrate the boundaries of ethical decision making that can impact clinical outcomes and bring into focus unresolved social policy issues.
Dean Calls for Removal of "Outdated Barriers" so Nurse Practitioners Can Help Fulfill America's Growing Healthcare Needs
Nov 13, 2012
One of the nation's leading voices in patient care and safety is calling on lawmakers and regulators to remove "outdated barriers" and allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their experience and education.
UCLA School of Nursing Receives $2.6 million HRSA Grant
Nov 01, 2012
The UCLA School of Nursing has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Health Resources and Administration (HRSA) to support minority and disadvantaged students pursuing advanced practice nursing degrees.
Urbanization's Impact on Women's Health to be Explored at Upcoming UCLA School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
Oct 26, 2012
Dr. Afaf Meleis, professor of nursing and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will be the kickoff speaker in the 2012-2013 UCLA School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series. Dr. Meleis will discuss "A Journey into the Future: Urbanization and Women's Health" on Nov. 28 in the James West Alumni Center Conference Room at UCLA.
UCLA, CDU Partnership Receives $1.4 million NIH Grant to Increase Nursing Research Diversity
Oct 24, 2012
The UCLA School of Nursing and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) received a 5-year, $1.4 million grant from The National Institutes on Health (NIH) to begin a partnership for enhancing diversity of nurses with research careers.
Nurse-led intervention deters substance abuse among homeless youth
Oct 03, 2012
A new study led by researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing has found that nursing intervention can significantly decrease substance abuse among homeless youth. Published in the current issue of the American Journal on Addictions, the research also revealed that "art messaging" can have a positive effect on drug and alcohol abuse and other risky behaviors among this population.
UCLA-led study finds direct correlation between hospital bedsores, patient mortality, readmissions
Oct 01, 2012
A new clinical study spearheaded by the dean of UCLA's School of Nursing has found a direct correlation between pressure ulcers - commonly known as bedsores - and patient mortality and increased hospitalization.
Nursing Outlook Journal Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Partners with UCLA to Publish Ground-Breaking Research on Portrayal of Nurses in the Media
Oct 01, 2012
Historical impact and modern media stereotypes of nurses offer a fascinating contrast in the September/October issue of Nursing Outlook, published by Elsevier, the leading publisher of medical, scientific and technical information products and services. Nursing Outlook celebrates 60 years of leading the nursing field in 2012 with two special issues.
Professor Becomes First Nurse to Chair UCLA Academic Senate
Sep 24, 2012
Linda Sarna, a nurse researcher and professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, is the new chair of the UCLA Academic Senate for 2012-13. She is the 68th Senate chair and the first nurse to hold that position.
Recipe for starting a family: Add walnuts
Aug 15, 2012
Eating about two handfuls of walnuts a day may provide men the added boost they need to improve their fertility, according to a breakthrough study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing.
Nursing School Dean to Receive President’s Award from NLN
Aug 07, 2012
The National League for Nursing is proud to announce the recipients of its coveted President's Award in advance of the presentation of the awards at the League's 2012 Education Summit, September 19-22 in Anaheim, California.
Collaborative HIV Prevention Program for Young Latinos is Recognized as Model Program
Jul 24, 2012
An HIV prevention program for young Latino parents that was created in a community-academic partnership between the UCLA School of Nursing and the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute (NLFFI) is now recognized by the federal government as a model program that enhances the health and quality of care of at-risk populations.
Jul 19, 2012
Deborah Koniak-Griffin, EdD, RNC, FAAN and Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing was selected by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) to receive the 2012 Pathfinder Award.
Study by UCLA School of Nursing Finds Cycling May Negatively Affect Male Reproductive Health
May 21, 2012
A new study conducted by UCLA School of Nursing researchers has found that serious leisure male cyclists may experience hormonal imbalances that could affect their reproductive health. The study, "Reproductive Hormones and Interleukin-6 in Serious Leisure Male Athletes," was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the National Institute for Nursing Research will be the 2012 commencement speaker for the UCLA School of Nursing.
May 17, 2012
Dr. Patricia A. Grady was appointed Director, NINR, on April 3, 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She pursued her graduate education at the University of Maryland, receiving a master's degree from the School of Nursing and a doctorate in physiology from the School of Medicine.
UCLA School of Nursing to Present Two Important Symposiums at the Upcoming Western Institute of Nursing Conference
Apr 13, 2012
Faculty members and doctoral candidates from the UCLA School of Nursing will conduct two important symposiums at the Western Institute for Nursing Conference (WIN) April 18-21 in Portland. In addition, faculty members and doctoral students from the school will share research findings in a myriad of timely clinical areas through a pre-conference workshop, nine podium presentations and exhibiting seven poster presentations.
UCLA Program Provides Enticement for Nurses to Focus on Gerontology
Apr 04, 2012
As America ages the healthcare industry will be increasingly challenged on how to train and prepare professionals to care for older patients and for the unique and complicated attention they often require. An original educational program at the UCLA School of Nursing designed with just such goals in mind will be the focus of a presentation at the Western Institute for Nursing Conference (WIN), April 18-21, in Portland.
School of Nursing Awarded National Scholarship to Support Future Nurse Leaders
Mar 28, 2012
The UCLA School of Nursing received a grant for two Ph.D. scholars from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence as part of its Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, the largest program addressing the nation's dire shortage of nursing faculty.
Dr. Linda Searle Leach research on nurse-led rapid response teams highlighted at news conference
Mar 16, 2012
Effective quality improvement measures adopted by safety net hospitals can help address disparities to improve overall patient care and achieve high standards of quality, according to research highlighted today at an event hosted by the National Association for Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) and the Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ).
UCLA School of Nursing's May 10 symposium will explore nursing images and the media
Mar 13, 2012
At a time when America's nurses are assuming greater responsibilities in healthcare delivery and advocacy, it is time to get the image right. The UCLA School of Nursing will address this issue head-on in its annual media symposium "Nurses and the Media: A Call to Action." The May 10 symposium will bring together media analysts, journalists and authors with national nursing leaders to discuss how nurses are depicted "from journalism to Hollywood" and what nurses need to do to actually influence all types of media.
Nurse 21 Awards Honor Nursing Champions
Feb 27, 2012
Seven inspiring individuals and a foundation helping to transform the nursing profession while raising awareness of the valuable role nurses play in 21st century healthcare will be honored at the second annual "Nurse 21 Awards" presented by the UCLA School of Nursing on May 9 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
America's Three Million Nurses Are Changing Healthcare in Dramatic Way
Feb 21, 2012
With more than three million nurse professionals in the United States alone, nursing is the largest segment of the healthcare industry and touches every facet of care from the doctor's office to home care to hospitals. And as the nation continues its historic effort to overhaul healthcare, nurses have been implementing their own brand of healthcare overhaul as well.
Feb 10, 2012
Funded by a five-year, $1.2 million grant, Dr. Kynna Wright-Volel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor and Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar from the UCLA School of Nursing and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are launching Project SHAPE LA, a coordinated school-health program to increase physical activity among youth in LA County schools. Project SHAPE LA targets 24 middle schools in underserved areas of Los Angeles and will touch nearly 12,000 students.
Dec 20, 2011
Sister Callista Roy, a prominent nurse theorist, writer, lecturer, researcher and teacher, will be the next speaker for the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series at the UCLA School of Nursing February 9, 2012. Roy will discuss "Restructuring Nursing Knowledge to Impact Nursing's Preferred future."
UCLA Nursing's teen-mom intervention program to receive funding under Affordable Care Act
Nov 28, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen an adolescent pregnancy-intervention program designed by the UCLA School of Nursing as a model program for funding under the health care reform law.
UCLA Nursing Faculty Research on Cardiovascular Disease Featured at AHA Scientific Sessions
Nov 14, 2011
A failing heart’s effect on the short-term memory. The impact of telephone interventions on behaviors in Latinos. Depression and heart disease. Risk factors contributing to premature coronary atherosclerosis in pre-menopausal women. These are just a few of the research findings that will be presented by faculty members of the UCLA School of Nursing at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, being held November 12 – 16 in Orlando, FL.
UCLA School of Nursing’s Laura Perry Receives Honor Society of Nursing’s 2011 Nursing Media Award
Nov 07, 2011
The UCLA School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Laura Perry, director of communications, has been named a 2011 Nursing Media Award winner by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The Media Awards recognize and salute communicators, information specialists, photo journalists and creative individuals and groups who have pursued excellence in communicating nursing’s rich and diverse stories and in sharing nursing’s knowledge with the nursing community or general public.
Assistant Clinical Professor Named NurseWeek National Nurse of the Year
Nov 01, 2011
Cathy Rodgers Ward, director of nursing at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is the recipient of NurseWeek Magazine’s 2011 National Nurse of the Year Award in the management category. Earlier this year, Ward was honored with the regional version of the award.
Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
Oct 13, 2011
The UCLA School of Nursing presents its second annual Nursing Distinguished Speaker Series, beginning Oct. 20 and continuing through June 7, 2012. This season's program will spotlight the exciting work of three alumni whose contributions are changing the nursing profession and the delivery of health care. Each talk will inspire, enlighten and inform.
In Memorium, Donna Vredevoe
Sep 29, 2011
Donna Vredevoe, who had a long and distinguished career as a member of the School of Nursing faculty, chair of the Academic Senate and Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, passed away on September 21 after a long illness.
UCLA School of Nursing HIV Medication Adherence Program Recognized Among Top HIV Behavioral Interventions by CDC
Sep 19, 2011
The Prevention Research Synthesis Project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has identified the ATHENA HIV medication adherence program, developed through the UCLA School of Nursing research department, as one of the strongest HIV behavioral interventions available today. Medication adherence programs are critical to stopping the spread of HIV and reducing HIV-related healthcare costs.
Dean of UCLA School of Nursing Calls Nurse Practitioners the "Critical Link" in Meeting Enormous New Demands for Care Sparked by Healthcare Reform
Sep 15, 2011
One of the nation’s leading voices in patient care and safety said today that the key to successfully navigating the challenges and changes that healthcare reform will bring is the ability to “reimagine and redefine” what nursing is all about.
UCLA’s Hamilton Named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ‘Nurse Faculty Scholar’
Sep 07, 2011
Nalo Hamilton, Ph.D., M.S.N., an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing, has won a competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to develop a screening tool for breast cancer. Hamilton is one of just 12 nurse educators from around the country to receive the three-year $350,000 Nurse Faculty Scholar award this year. It is given to junior faculty who show outstanding promise as future leaders in academic nursing. The grant period begins next month.
Nursing Faculty Named Fellow in American Academy of Nursing
Aug 26, 2011
Kynna Wright-Volel, PhD, MSN, MPH, PNP-BC, Assistant Professor and Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been elected to Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing.
UCLA School of Nursing Receives Ahmanson Foundation Grant to Support Care of Homeless Children at Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission
Jul 20, 2011
The UCLA School of Nursing has received a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation to provide after-hours pediatric nursing services for sheltered families at the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles and their off-site transitional housing center, Hope Gardens, in Sylmar, CA.
Haiti Experience Inspires Professor to Establish Wound Care Foundation and OUCH!Races
Jul 06, 2011
UCLA School of Nursing Associate Professor Barbara Bates-Jensen, Ph.D., RN, arrived in Haiti 30 days after the 2010 earthquake struck. She was sent to the Tent City, a hospital compound where she was appointed chief of wound services. For the next week she saw more than 70 patients a day with the most horrific wounds – from botched amputations to surgeries that hadn’t healed properly to pressure wounds on patients who had lain too long in one position amidst the earthquake rubble. That experience has led Bates-Jensen to establish a new foundation aimed at raising funds to support global programs in wound research, education and wound care.
UCLA's inaugural Nurse 21 Awards to honor champions of nursing
May 12, 2011
A nurse-leader recognized as one of the top 25 women in health care, a New York Times web columnist, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the creator of the nonprofit Nurse-Family Partnership are among the diverse champions of nursing who will be honored by the UCLA School of Nursing at its first Nurse 21 Awards ceremony on May 12 at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
UCLA School of Nursing to Hold First National Symposium Exploring Controversial Media Images and Screen Representations of Nurses
Apr 19, 2011
The nation’s leading media analysts, journalists, authors, and film and television experts will come together for the first time ever to discuss the controversial portrayals of nursing by the media during the UCLA School of Nursing’s “Media Images & Screen Representations of Nursing” symposium. The symposium will be held May 12, during National Nurses Week, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium in Westwood, CA.
Nursing research conference spotlights work by UCLA School of Nursing faculty, students
Apr 12, 2011
Highlighting the UCLA School of Nursing's ongoing commitment to cutting-edge research, 17 faculty members and students will present important new findings at the Western Institute of Nursing's annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, which runs from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas.
Nursing Dean Named to Prestigious Council
Apr 05, 2011
Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, has been appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the prestigious National Advisory Council for Nursing Research.
Prestigious oncology nursing conference spotlights UCLA School of Nursing research
Mar 16, 2011
Highlighting the UCLA School of Nursing's commitment to leading-edge research aimed at improving cancer screening and care, four members of the school's faculty will present important findings at the Oncology Nursing Society's annual research conference this week in Los Angeles.
Keeping nursing students in touch
Dec 13, 2010
In a special ceremony combining tradition with technology, 118 UCLA School of Nursing students were recently cloaked in white coats, signaling their transition from preclinical studies to clinical health sciences. And in the pocket of those coats was a tool they'll need to become successful in today's health care world — an iPod Touch.
Lecturer named National Nurse of the Year
Oct 20, 2010
School of Nursing Clinical Lecturer Patti Taylor has been selected as the National Nurse of the Year in the category of ccmmunity service for the Nursing Excellence Awards. Taylor has been an integral force in Operation Mend, a unique partnership among the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the V.A.-Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Operation Mend was been established to help treat U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Four Nursing Professors Inducted as Fellows
Sep 27, 2010
Four School of Nursing faculty have been elected Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care.
Nursing school dean recognized for leadership
Aug 10, 2010
The National Black Nurses Association Trailblazer's Award was given to Dean Courtney Lyder at the NBNA annual convention held August 6-7 in San Diego. The award is unique in that it recognizes an individual whose character places her or him in a position of leadership. It is given to an individual who has taken risks as a pioneering trailblazer, especially in the fields of nursing and medicine.
Nursing professor wins award for research on health disparities
Aug 10, 2010
Assistant Professor of Nursing Kynna Wright received the National Black Nurses Association Researcher of the Year Award for her groundbreaking research in health disparities and childhood obesity.
HIV Prevention Program Lauded by HHS
Jun 30, 2010
The HIV-prevention program "Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!" created for pregnant and parenting teens by the Center for Vulnerable Populations Research (CVPR) at the UCLA School of Nursing was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), as an evidence-based model for preventing adolescent pregnancy.
Barbara Bates-Jensen receives Clinical Practice Award
Jun 30, 2010
Barbara Bates-Jensen of the UCLA School of Nursing received the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Clinical Practice Award for her manuscript entitled, "Subepidermal Moisture is Associated with Early Pressure Ulcer Damage in Nursing Home Residents with Dark Skin Tones: Pilot Findings."
Inaugural graduating class a milestone for School of Nursing
Jun 15, 2010
Dean Courtney H. Lyder (left) of the School of Nursing and Terry Fulmer, dean of the NYU College of Nursing. Fulmer delivered the keynote speech to UCLA's nursing graduates.The faculty and staff of the UCLA School of Nursing had more to celebrate than most this commencement season. The 51 students who picked up their bachelor of science degrees in nursing on June 12 became the first class in 15 years to do so. Their commencement symbolized the rebirth of an undergraduate nursing program that had been dismantled 15 years ago but was reinstated in 2005 in response to a statewide nursing shortage.
Sarna Appointed Chair
Jan 21, 2010
Professor Linda Sarna of the UCLA School of Nursing has been appointed to the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing. Sarna is an advanced practice nurse with expertise in oncology nursing. She helped establish one of the nation's first oncology nursing specialty programs at the UCLA School of Nursing over 30 years ago.
Nursing Theorist Among Six Outstanding Alumni Honored by UCLA
Sister Callista Roy, a well known nursing theorists, was among the six UCLA alumni honored for their professional achievements.

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