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Nursing alumni are building a brilliant future

That future pertains to our students, of course, but also – in our hopes and our determination – to the world that they, as nurses, will contribute to creating. For as nurses, our first loyalty is always to our profession and its mission of better health for all people.

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‘It feels different having my DNP’

July 19th, 2022|

UCSF Chief Nursing Executive Pat Patton graduated in June 2021 with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Since graduating from the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice — Post-Master’s Program [...]

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🥼IDSI Associate Directors Dr.Shruti Gohil on "Long COVID recovery is finally getting the attention it deserves in the US".

"#COVID symptoms may be the result of the body’s overactive immune response when fighting the virus & damage nearby organs."

UC accepted a record number of Californians for fall 2022. Offers to out-of-staters declined by 19%, international students decreased by 12.2%. Campuses set records for diversity: students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups increased to 43.8%.

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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