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Founded 1949

UCLA Hospital System: According to US News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey, UCLA Hospital System ranks #1 west of the Mississippi River for 23 years in a row.

Enrollment: 605 Students (as of 2013)

African American (Black) - 8%
Asian American (includes Filipino) - 33%
American Indian/Alaskan Native & Polynesian - 1%
Hispanic (Chicano/Latino) - 15%
Caucasian (includes other, decline to state, and unknown) - 40%

Male - 12%

Out of state - 2%
International - 2%

Bachelor of Science
Master of Science in Nursing Master's Entry Clinical Nurse
Master of Science in Nursing Advance Practice
Doctor of Philosophy


50 Full time - all doctorally prepared

Faculty Honors

  20 Academy Fellows
   5 Endowed Chairs


One of the top schools on U.S. News and World Reports - Nursing Graduate Schools
#7 in NIH research funding among Schools of Nursing
Doctoral Program in Top 10

Research Centers

Center for Vulnerable Populations Research.
Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education
Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science

For 65 years - Reimagining and Redefining Nursing

Most competitive undergraduate degree on UCLA Campus (1940 applicants for 40 spots)

Oldest nurse-practitioner run health center in the US - School of Nursing Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission.  Over 9,500 patient visits in 2009.

Since 2005, faculty members have published 346 articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals

Hired UCLA's first Associate Dean for International Research and Scholarly activities; visiting 27 countries in 2010

Received one of the largest international grants at UCLA -- $1.7 million to elevate nursing practice at Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital

In 2010, graduated first cohort of traditional Bachelor's students in 15 years

Two nursing faculty led healthcare efforts in Haiti following earthquake

Hired first Associate Dean for Information Technology and Innovations (2012)

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