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Pan African nursing student group & scholarship provides community of support

As we celebrate Black History Month, we examine how the Pan African Nursing Student and Alumni Association came to be and its important contributions to students of color at the UCLA School of Nursing.

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School of Nursing honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Transforming Health Care Through Partnership

When the UCLA School of Nursing was seeking a partner that would help establish the school as a global leader in nursing education, it had only to look down the road to UCLA Health.

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Empowering Diverse Students to Pursue Health Care

Each summer, students from across the country journey to UCLA for the Summer Health Professions Education Program, or SHPEP, a free enrichment program designed to improve access to information and resources for college students interested in health care.

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Advancing New Knowledge

UCLA Nursing has grown its funded research portfolio by more than 58% in just three years.

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Innovation. Leadership. Excellence

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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 students have access to world-class clinical placements, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of country's top-ranked hospitals. The School’s diverse community of more than 600 students enjoys the attention and connections that come with a smaller school, while benefitting from the abundant resources of the country's #1 public university.

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. Faculty members investigate topics ranging from cardiovascular health and dementia to health disparities and social determinants of health. In addition to pursuing scientific inquiry, faculty members mentor doctoral and post-doctoral scholars to foster the next generation of nurse scientists.

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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, geographic regions, sexual orientations, abilities, and ages. We cultivate a climate of respect, dignity, and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.

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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 from the National Institutes of Health, been inducted to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and received the UCLA Distinguished teaching award. They embrace their roles as teachers, role models and champions of their students.

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UCLA School of Nursing receives $50,000 to advance health equity through nursing

One of 16 Recipients Nationwide of AARP & RWJF Health Equity Innovations Fund Awards.

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Looking back at UCLA’s milestones and achievements of 2022

A new four-year housing guarantee – the first of its kind in the UC system – was one of numerous landmarks of the past year.

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Faculty cardiovascular expertise on display through publication of multiple American Heart Association Scientific Statements

Three UCLA Nursing faculty members are coauthors on important recent Scientific Statements from the American Heart Association.

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