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Teaching Apprenticeships (TA)

Teaching Apprentices (TAs) are selected for their scholarship and promise as teachers.  The primary duty of appointees in these titles is assistance in all aspects of instruction (tutoring, grading, advising, sectional teaching, sectional laboratory teaching, field work teaching, limited lecturing). These duties are performed under the supervision of faculty "instructors of record" who are vested with the sole and final responsibility for course content, work assignments, performance evaluations and grading in the assigned course.

TAs are vital to the UCLA School of Nursing academic mission.  Nursing TAs work with faculty course instructors in both lecture and clinical courses.  SON hires about 25 TAs per quarter, generally at 25% (10 hours/week) or 50% (20 hours/week).  TA needs vary from quarter to quarter based on course offerings and faculty preferences.


  1. To be hired under the TA title, you may not hold a per-diem or part-time nurse appointment with any UCLA-affiliated hospital.
  2. You must be an enrolled UCLA graduate student in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher).
  3. You must be enrolled in at least 12 units each quarter you are hired as a TA (this includes your 375 units).
  4. You must enroll in Nursing 375 (TA Practicum) under the faculty member with thom you are working as a TA: 25% TAs enroll in 2 units; 50% TAs enroll in 4 units.
  5. You can be hired as a TA for a maximum of 12 quarters.
  6. International graduate students or permanent residents must pass the Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) examination .
  7. School of Nursing PhD Students must complete Nursing 299D and Nursing 495.

Application Process

Submit the TA application and upload your CV 

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