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    Throughout May, the UCLA School of Nursing is celebrating the impact and contributions of Bruin Nurses. This month-long celebration serves to honor the dedication, excellence, & expertise of nurses across the profession, past, present, & future.

    Bruin Nurses Month
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    Nursing Professoriate Pathway Program

    This new UCLA School of Nursing initiative is designed to recruit and support underrepresented students as they pursue doctoral programs with the long-term goal of developing new nursing faculty.

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    UCLA launches new strategic plan

    The five-year project aims to deepen the university’s impact — on campus, in the broader community and around the globe.

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    75 Years of Legacy

    Since its inception, the UCLA School of Nursing has shaped nursing education, science, and practice in Los Angeles and around the world for. Today, we continue to lead advancements that are transforming health and health care for all.

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    The Power of Scholarship

    External aid helps bolster School of Nursing funding & gives students, like Aracely Orozco, breathing room. Orozco was recently awarded a $25,000 external scholarship to support her graduate studies.

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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. 

BS

Master of Science - Entry

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. 

MECN

Master of Science - APRN

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.  

APRN

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.

PhD

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.

DNP

Post-Master's Certificate - Psych. Mental Health

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

PMHNP

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Research

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 nurses selected for Simms/Foundation honorrees

Ten UCLA nurses recognized by the Simms/Mann Family Foundation

Ten UCLA Health nurses, including a current and a former UCLA School of Nursing student, are among 40 honored by the Simms/Mann Family Foundation in the second year of a campaign to recognize extraordinary nurses in Los Angeles.

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Rey Roca

Nursing PhD student selected for Distinguished Teaching Award

Rey Paolo Ernesto J. Roca III, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE, PMH-BC, a PhD student in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants by the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award Selection Committee. 

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Afaf Meleis

Dr. Afaf Meleis to receive 2024 National Humanism in Medicine Medal

UCLA alumna Afaf I. Meleis, MS ’64, MA ’66, PhD ’68, has been announced as one of the recipients of the 2024 National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. 

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