The UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing has been named one of California’s best nursing schools by Nursing Schools Almanac.
Out of 70 schools in the state, UCI’s nursing school is ranked 10th. The school is also the 21st best school in the Western region.
The almanac also ranks the school as one of the best in the country. Just 6% of nursing schools achieve a national ranking.
The websites evaluates schools for their:
- Academic prestige and perceived value
- Breadth and depth of nursing programs offered
- Student success, especially on the NCLEX licensure examination
The almanac cites UCI for:
- Small undergraduate class size — about 50 students
- Innovative Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) curriculum with a concentration in Community and Population Health
- Broad PhD focus areas: health promotion and disease prevention, health disparities and diversity, disease and symptom management, and health services and policy
- A family nurse practitioner track that’s the first and only one in the UC system