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School of Nursing


Linda P. Sarna, Dean

2-147 Factor Building

The School of Nursing at UCLA enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice.

A strong scientific basis underlies the teaching of nursing practice, leadership, and research. Related clinical experiences are arranged within the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, its affiliates, or in selected community sites.

At the bachelor’s level, nurses are prepared as generalists with special skills in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and care within a population-based context, leadership, and evidence-based practice. At the master’s level, nurses are prepared as generalists in hospital-based care or for advanced nursing practice as nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, or administrators in a variety of settings and specialized areas of healthcare. The PhD program prepares scholars who conduct original research, generate new theories, and build the scientific basis for professional nursing practice. Research is both basic and applied.

The school has an exceptionally qualified faculty; many members have national and international reputations for excellence. The school is consistently ranked high for its teaching and research programs. The innovative curriculum is responsive to national needs in health care and the diversity of the patient population. Graduates of the program are sought by healthcare institutions and educational programs, and many alumni have become leaders in the field. Education in this research University, with its full range of academic disciplines, offers a rich environment for preparation in the health sciences.

History and Accreditation


Philosophy of the School

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

University Requirements

School Requirements

Major Requirements

Policies and Regulations

Counseling Services


Graduate Study

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