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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.