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


  • Began offering a post-graduate FNP certificate program in 1995
  • Established as the UC Irvine Program in Nursing Science in 2007
  • Began offering MS programs in 2009
  • Began offering PhD program in 2013
  • Named as the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing in 2016
  • Founding Dean: Adeline (Adey) Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN
  • Joined the UCI College of Health Sciences as of 2017


  • 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

Our mission is to advance the science of health and healthcare through innovative research, teaching, and clinical practice, as well as to educate nursing professionals who inspire optimal health and well-being in individuals, families and communities.

Nursing Peter IconOUR MISSION

At The UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, we are dedicated to the education of nursing professionals who will improve patient care and promote population health locally and globally. We strive to produce leaders in research, education, and clinical practice who will champion collaborative, compassionate, and interdisciplinary evidence-based practice.

Nursing Peter IconOUR VALUES

Our vision is to transform the nursing profession by preparing pioneers in research, education, and practice to build innovative, interprofessional models of compassionate community-based healthcare.

Nursing Peter IconOUR VISION