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"SON creates a learning environment where knowledge is created and shared. It is preparing me to show compassion to patients in their times of need along with being innovative when providing healthcare." Anjali, class of 2022

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As a graduate of the School of Nursing, you are the cornerstone of our excellence, our greatest asset, and thus your continuing engagement with the School is vital to our success as an institution.  We encourage you to stay connected with fellow nursing alumni, current and former nursing faculty, and current students. Increase your involvement in our nursing community by participating in School Alumni Events, organizing or hosting an alumni event in your city, updating your contact information, making a gift to the School’s Innovation Fund and including the School in your estate planning.  

If you are celebrating a UCLA Nursing milestone class reunion or would like to help organize or host a reunion gathering or reunion class gift, please contact Jonathan Adrias at jadrias@sonnet.ucla.edu.  Reunion class gifts will count towards the alumni participation rate and will impact the opportunities available for current students who are working hard to join you as alumni of this great institution. The UCLA School of Nursing Innovation Fund is the featured giving opportunity for all reunion campaigns. You may also choose to designate your gift to any center or program at the UCLA School of Nursing.

Many thanks to all of you who continue to support the school, your continuing involvement and engagement fuels our excellence and empowers us to succeed!

Please contact Jonathan Adrias for more information on how you can get more involved, and with any questions you may have.

Jonathan Adrias Office:  (310) 983-1140 Email: jadrias@sonnet.ucla.edu

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Our Scholarships

Kyle Krepistman

Kyle Krepistman

The Kyle Krepistman MECN Excellence Scholarship in Nursing, set to benefit nursing students who exemplify Kyle’s energy, enthusiasm, and devotion to nursing, is just one of many ways Kyle’s Bruin legacy continues.

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Charles Chen, Annie Yao, and Linda Sarna

Chen Family

The Chen Family School of Nursing Scholarship is awarded each year to undergraduate nursing students with high academic merit and financial need, thus creating a very real impact in the scholarships landscape and in the lives of the student recipients.

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Rhonda Flenoy-Younger

Rhonda Flenoy-Younger

In honor of Flenoy-Younger, the Pan African Nursing Student and Alumni Association (PANSAA) established a scholarship in her name for the critical role that she has played in supporting students of color in the School.

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Alumni News

Dean Sarna’s career at UCLA spans 50+ years as a nursing student, faculty member, chair and member of the Academic Senate, and ultimately dean of the School of Nursing.

To encourage more nurses to join boards of directors for community and governmental organizations, foundations, corporations and other entities, Dean Linda Sarna and Dr.

Cathy Gabster, MSN ‘07, taught master’s students at the School. She notes: “The UCLA School of Nursing made a big change in my life by enhancing my career in nursing, for which I will always be grateful.