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    Congratulations Class of 2023

    The UCLA School of Nursing Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m. inside UCLA's historic Royce Hall.

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    Academy President to Deliver Commencement Keynote

    Dr. Kenneth White, President of American Academy of Nursing, will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA School of Nursing 2023 Commencement ceremony.

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    Celebrating what it means to be a Bruin Nurse

    The UCLA School of Nursing has a long-standing tradition of excellence. As we continue to grow, thrive and produce world-class nurses, we wanted to showcase our success through the eyes of our community.

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    Expanding pathways to the professoriate

    The UCLA School of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative. This prestigious program is designed to attract underrepresented minorities to doctoral programs with the long-term goal...

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Student Success is Our Purpose

The UCLA School of Nursing prepares students to excel in patient care, research, education, and leadership. Its six academic programs are taught by nationally recognized faculty and...

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Bachelor of Science

The four-year undergraduate program prepares students to enter the nursing field – after passing the Registered Nurse licensing exam – or pursue graduate studies. 


Master's Entry Clinical Nurse

The two-year Master of Science in Nursing program prepares those with undergraduate degrees in other subjects for a career as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader or Public Health Nurse. 


Advanced Practice Reg. Nurse

The two-year Master of Science in Nursing program prepares registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing to specialize in Adult/Gerontology, Family, or Pediatric nursing.  


Doctor of Philosophy

The four-year, research-focused program prepares graduate level nurses to develop new knowledge through scientific research, educate future nurses, and improve healthcare delivery and policy.


Doctor of Nursing Practice

The two-year, practice-focused hybrid program prepares working professional nurses for careers in nursing leadership and administration. DNPs use evidence-based practice to improve health outcomes on a systems level.


Psych. Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The predominantly remote, one-year certification program trains nurses to provide mental health care, alleviating the hardships caused by a statewide shortage of psychiatrists.


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Advancing new knowledge and improving health outcomes through research is a priority of the UCLA School of Nursing.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UCLA and the School of Nursing are committed to the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The School attracts a vibrant student body and faculty of many ethnicities...

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World-Class Faculty

School of Nursing faculty continually earn accolades and awards for their leadership, scholarship, and teaching. Fifteen are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Faculty members have received major grants...

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UCLA Nursing News

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VA Secretary speaks with UCLA student nurses, vets

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with UCLA School of Nursing students, veterans, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, May 2 to discuss nursing opportunities at VA and...

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Afaf Meleis
Nursing alum to receive prestigious UCLA honor

Afaf I. Meleis, M.S. ’64, M.A. ’66, Ph.D. ’68, is the recipient of the 2023 UCLA Award for Professional Achievement, one of the highest awards bestowed on UCLA alumni.

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2023 Blue & Gold Ceremony

The UCLA School of Nursing's 2023 Blue and Gold Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, June 10 at the Garry Shandling Learning Studio in Geffen Hall. Space is limited and...

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