Our faculty, with rich and diverse backgrounds, interests, and areas of expertise unite in bringing their latest discoveries and translational procedures into the classroom. In research, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing has received over $13 million in research funding that 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. In clinical care and through the only UC School of Nursing Faculty Practice, our faculty leads the evolution of inter-professionalism and evidence-based practice.
Compassion is a part of who we are and what we do. We weave community health into our curriculum to instill the responsibility of the nursing profession in our students. We partner with local schools and community groups not only to improve population health, but to give our students the opportunity to learn from and build relationships with the people that they will one day serve through their practice and research.
Our faculty and students spend over 10,000 hours a year working with local communities to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations like under-served schools, the homeless population, the older adult community, and those with mental health disorders.
The University of California is the only world-class public research university for, by, and of California. For over 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world.
UC Irvine was founded in 1965 and is one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. It has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, leadership, and character development. It is one of only 66 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities who lead innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to scientific progress, economic development, security, and well-being. UC Irvine is a driving force for the investigation, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge that serves and improves our local, national and global communities.
UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is ranked by Money magazine as one of the “best colleges in the U.S.”