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General Information

Once you have been accepted to the program, your MSN transcripts will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and faculty in the specialty you are applying to. The Assistant Dean and faculty will carefully design a course sequence for you. It is at the discretion of the Assistant Dean and faculty whether prior courses will be waived. Once your program of study has been developed, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your chosen specialty with whom you are expected to meet with quarterly.

Orientation for Post-Master's students is held in the Summer, usually the last week of July. Attendance is mandatory. You will receive information regarding orientation once you are admitted.

This program is administered through the UCLA School of Nursing. All classes are graded as a pass/no pass basis. Students are exempt from taking the Master's comprehensive examination. The grades and transcripts are maintained by the Student Affairs Office in the School of Nursing. After the completion of the program, you are able to participate in the graduation ceremonies held on the UCLA Campus. The fee to attend the Post Master's Program is $25,000 per year. Fees are subject to change without notice! Fees are paid directly to the School of Nursing. A payment plan is available. This program does not offer financial support from the School of Nursing or UCLA. Students are directly responsible for all fees.

As a Post Master's student you will have access to the libraries on campus. Remote access is not available. In addition, the Graduate Reading Room, located in the Biomedical Library will be available for usage.  Other than these services, no other UCLA campus services are provided, including the John Wooden Recreation Center, Arthur Ashe Student Health, and Career Center. In addition you cannot get a permit from parking services; however, parking is available daily for a fee. Campus housing is not available for post-master's student.

Further questions should be addressed to the School of Nursing Recruitment Coordinators, Mark Covin at (310) 825-3109, mcovin@sonnet.ucla.edu, Jeimy Gama at 310-825-0303, jgama@sonnet.ucla.edu or Rhonda Flenoy-Younger, Director of Recruitment, Outreach or Admissions at (310) 825-9193, rflenoy@sonnet.ucla.edu


The UCLA Campus is located in the green rolling hills of Westwood. The 419-acre campus, is bounded on the north by Sunset Boulevard and on the south by Westwood Village, which includes shopping, restaurants, theaters and the Armand Hammer Cultural History Museum. The UCLA campus is just 5 miles from the beach.

The School of Nursing is located in Louis and Doris Factor Building on the south end of campus in the Center for the Health Sciences complex. The Center for Health Sciences houses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Public Health as well as the UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children's Hospital, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital and the Louise Darling Biomedical Library. Construction of a new Medical Center is underway on campus nearby.

Get directions to campus or an interactive map.  You can search for The Louis and Doris Factor Building on this map.


The Louise Darling Biomedical Library consisting of over 530,000 volumes and 6,000 periodicals, serves as the professional library for students in medicine, nursing, and the life sciences. Facilities of the University Library and all branches of it are also available to students in nursing. More than six and one half million books and thousands of periodicals are provided through the facilities of the University Library.

A Microcomputer lab is available for all nursing students in the Biomedical Library near the School of Nursing. Students will be required to establish a Bruin On-line account in the Microcomputer Lab, as part of their course requirement during the first year in the program. Because many faculty use e-mail to communicate with students regarding course requirements, changes, etc., students are strongly encouraged to establish an internet account at home (e.g., Bruin On-line, AOL, Yahoo, etc).


Parking on the UCLA campus is at a premium. As students in a self-supporting certificate program, Post Master's students are not eligible for a campus parking permit. A few parking spaces are available on a daily basis for a fee of $8.00, but these spaces fill up quickly. Students in the Post Master's program are encouraged to obtain monthly parking at one of the lots located just off campus in Westwood Village.

UCLA offers assistance to students commuting to campus from surrounding areas in the form of Van Pools and Commuter Assistance-Ridesharing. You can find information on parking and transportation at the UCLA Transportation Services site.

Facilities for Clinical Instruction

Facilities for instruction include the academic departments of the University, the clinical facilities of the UCLA Medical Center (715 beds), the Neuropsychaitric Institute and Hospital (209 beds), the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School, the University Clinics and over 200 affiliates. Clinical experiences are generally available at off-campus sites. Post Master's students are responsible for arranging and financing their own transportation for clinical experiences in the community and are required to have the use of a car.

Living Expenses

Costs for living vary widely depending on individual preferences and living standards. Apartments in the Westwood area tend to be more expensive than in the surrounding areas such as West Los Angeles, Palms, Culver City and Santa Monica. Many of the surrounding communities have excellent public transportation to the UCLA campus; however, students must have access an automobile for visits to clinical sites.

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