• UC Irvine School of Nursing alum Justin Reyes, '13, shares his experiences working as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Reyes

July 21st, 2021|

Our weekly Alumni Spotlight series features updates on the outstanding graduates of the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. Justin Reyes, class of ’13, shares what it was like to be a nurse working in a pandemic. Where do [...]

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Center for Nursing Philosophy announces new fellow

July 22nd, 2021|

Jess Dillard-Wright. Congratulations to our second Center for Nursing Philosophy (CNP) student/new faculty fellow, Jess Dillard-Wright! Dillard-Wright will serve as a CNP Fellow from July 2021 until June 2022. Dillard-Wright's fellowship will focus on the idea of "Nursing Radical [...]

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Associate professor Melissa Pinto talks about #longcovid with @LosAlTV reporter John Underwood. #ucinursing

We are excited to announce the next dean of the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Mark Lazenby! Lazenby, an advanced practice nurse and philosopher, was appointed following a nationwide search. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022.

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Mark Lazenby, an advanced practice nurse & philosopher, has been named dean of @ucinursing. Lazenby, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, has studied the psychological & spiritual aspects of cancer & palliative care.

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Advancing the Science of Compassionate Healthcare


At the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of nurses. To us, that means providing a quality education built upon scholarly research and evidence based-practice as well as an environment that nurtures the desire to continually drive improvement.  We are confident that our students will go forth and advance the science of nursing, lead innovative health care practice, and truly champion access to quality healthcare for all. Read More


The UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing has a rich, deep history. Its existence is the realization of a vision that began decades ago.

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  • 170 enrolled in the baccalaureate program
  • 56 enrolled in graduate programs
  • 100% pass rate on National NP Board Certified exams
  • 93% NCLEX passing rate
  • 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio in labs and clinical courses
  • 573 alumni and counting!
  • 40% underrepresented minorities


  • 23 full-time faculty
  • 100% have advanced degrees
  • Over $13 million in total sponsored research project funding
  • Faculty research projects contribute to the improvement of health and health care in areas such as oncology, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, self-care, mental health, women’s health, clinical policy, and nursing education.
  • Academic Practice Partnership with UCI Health
  • Student practicum hours at world renown UCI Medical Center
  • The only University of California school with a faculty nursing practice
  • Faculty actively practicing in under-served areas and throughout the UCI Health and Student Health Centers