Ucla School of Nursing

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The basic mission of the Ucla School of Nursing is based on the facts that health care field is changing rapidly, everyday new advances are made in research, education, technology, treatments and practice that requires nurses to be equipped with updated knowledge and skills on nursing, keep pace with rapidly changing health care field and face the challenge of the advances made to provide the best care possible for all patients.

UCLA in its own way, ensure that the students are well prepared to keep pace with the rapid advances and change in the health care field, and face challenges offered by these changes by an atmosphere of learning, which has made UCLA School of Nursing distinguished for its excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.


Ucla School of Nursing was founded in 1949 at Los Angles, California. The basic facts about the school are as follows:

  • In 1950 an undergraduate generic program in nursing leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree started.
  • In 1951 graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing was established.
  • In 1966 the Master of Nursing (M.N.) degree was opened as an alternate option to the M.S. degree.
  • The M.S. degree program was discontinued in 1969.
  • In 1986 the Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.) degree program was approved by The Regents.
  • In 1996 master’s degree designation change from M.N. to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) was approved by the Office of the Pres’,dent and The Regents
  • In 1995 doctoral degree designation change from D.N.Sc. to Ph.D was approved.

Enrollment & Faculties

The enrollment of students in Ucla School of Nursing totals 620 Students, who are pursuing their degrees in Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Nursing Advance Practice, Master of Science in Nursing Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse and Doctor of Philosophy. The school has 50 Full time doctorally prepared faculties.


  • Ucla is ranked in 10 top nursing graduate schools #4 in NIH research funding among Schools of Nursing.
  • News and World Reports has ranked Ucla in top 10 in Doctoral Program.

Research Centers

  • Center for Vulnerable Populations Research
  • Center for Indian and Indigenous Research and Education
  • Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science
  • Patient Safety Institute


Student Affairs Office Ucla School of Nursing
Box 951702
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1702
(310) 825-3109 – Mark Covin
(310) 794-7461 – Jessica Hudson
(310) 825-9193 – Rhonda Flenoy-Younger
Fax: 310-267-0330
E-mail: sonsaff@sonnet.ucla.edu