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Index of Spotlights

Dean Adey Nyamathi

Message from the Dean

The first six months of existence as a designated School of Nursing have literally flown by and we are riding the wake of their momentum.  We can look back with pride on all that we have accomplished, and with great anticipation for all that is to come.


Andrea Kutcher '17

Are Nurses Best Defined as Dolphins?

Andrea Kutcher, BS ’17, delivered a passionate graduation speech during the pinning recognition ceremony held June 17. Her eloquent presentation was awash with humor, insight, intellect, and—of course—dolphins.


Nursing class of ’17 student, Yesenia Reyes, is ready to tackle the future

Yesenia Reyes, UC Irvine Class of 2017, talks about her experiences studying nursing science as a graduate student at UCI -- and how she will work to help others in the future.


Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient, Rebekah Lieu

Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient Rebekah Lieu is ready to bring her compassionate care to children battling illness.


program in nursing science dean adey nyamathi

A Welcome from the Dean

The UC Irvine Program in Nursing Science was established in 2007 with a vision to demonstrate how the power of nursing promotes the health and well-being of our community.


william and sue gross

Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school

The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation has committed $40 million to UC Irvine to establish a nursing school and assist in the construction of a new building to house it. The contribution is the largest single gift ever to UC Irvine.


lorraine evangelista uc irvine

Lorraine Evangelista awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Professor Lorraine S. Evangelista, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2016-17.


Tom Yuen

Entrepreneur Tom Yuen Reflects on the Power of Nursing

UCI alumnus (’74) and Foundation trustee Tom Yuen Reflects on the Power of Nursing


kim hicks, angela gilles, uc irvine program in nursing science graduates

Beacons of hope for critical care

Three years ago, UC Irvine nursing graduates Kim Hicks and Angela Giles came to the same conclusion after attending a presentation at AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: their surgical intensive care unit was worthy of the Beacon Award.