UCLA School of Nursing

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School of Nursing
Established 1949[1]
Type Public
Chancellor Gene D. Block[2]
Provost Scott L. Waugh (acting)[3]
Dean Courtney Lyder[4]
Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
Campus Urban
M.S.N. Tuition $11,553.50 per year (resident)[5]
Website http://www.nursing.ucla.edu/

The UCLA School of Nursing is a nursing school affiliated with UCLA, and is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The school is in the Factor Building on the UCLA campus, adjacent to the UCLA Medical Center. The current dean of the school is Courtney Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN. The previous dean was Marie Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN, who died in 2008.


The UCLA School of Nursing was founded in 1949 as one of the professional schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Science, authorized by The Regents of the University of California. In 1950, the school offered an undergraduate program in nursing, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. A year later in 1951, a graduate program the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing was offered. An alternative to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing, the Master of Nursing (M.N.) degree was available in 1966. Three years later in 1969, the Master of Science degree was cancelled. In 1986, The Regents of the University of California approved the Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.) degree, and in 1987 the first doctoral students were admitted. In 1996, the Office of the President proposed a change in the designation of the master’s degree from M.N. to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.). Previously in 1995, The Regents also approved a change in the doctoral degree designation from D.N.Sc. to Ph.D. in Nursing. A revision of the B.S. program curriculum was made in 1997, mostly to accommodate the needs of students who were licensed nurses with Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, or had a diploma in nursing. In 2006 the school brought back a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in which prospective Nursing students who met the required admission requirements were allowed admission at the freshman level. The master's entry clinical nurse (MECN)/pre-licensure program option within the M.S.N. degree program also began. This program is designed for pre-licensure students who have earned their bachelor’s degree in another subject. The UCLA School of Nursing is approved by the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils of the Academic Senate of the University of California at Los Angeles. The pre-licensure (BS-G and MECN) and master’s programs in advanced practice are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. In 2001, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the existing bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for a term of 10 years. The University of California, Los Angeles holds Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation.

General Mission[edit]

The general mission of the UCLA School of Nursing is the advancement of nursing science. Through research, and to expand its leadership nationally and internationally, in the preparation of educating future nurses. The School is committed to preparing advanced nursing practitioners for the provision of quality nursing care for a diverse, multicultural society. The mission of the School focuses in three areas: education, research, and practice. As graduates of the programs, all students are prepared to function as leaders in academic and health care settings. Advancing nursing science through significant and research is a critical component of the School's mission. The faculty is committed to increasing its standing in national and international research. The faculty continues collaborative relationships with scientists and clinicians in other schools and departments at UCLA, within the University of California, at other university campuses, and at cooperative, clinical and research-oriented institutions locally, regionally, and internationally. By sharing innovations in nursing care and health promotion and by the participation of the faculty in the delivery of expert nursing care to specialized populations, the School is recognized nationally as being one of the top schools of nursing in the country.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History of the School
  2. ^ Chancellor's website
  3. ^ Provost's website
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/fees/ "UCLA Registrar, Fees." Accessed 2007-03-18

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