Welcome to the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

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



Creating pathways for Minority Nurse Scientists

September 21st, 2023|

HBCU Summer Research Program Team and Student Participants: Back row: Jung-Ah Lee, Professor, Adey Nyamathi, Distinguished Professor, E. Alison Holman, Professor and Program Lead, Mahkameh Rasouli, Nursing PhD Student, Afsaneh Saghafi, Nursing PhD Student, Nakia Best, Assistant Professor, Jung [...]

Nursing Camp in Summer 2023

September 11th, 2023|

The students looked down at the hot dog on the plate in front of them. It wasn’t lunchtime and, quite frankly, it didn’t look particularly appetizing. Snickers and speculation filled the room until the instructor solved the mystery: they were going [...]