uc irvine school of nursing dean mark lazenby

Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Dean and Professor

Miriam Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Founding Director, Center for Nursing Philosophy
Interim Director, Phd Program

Susanne Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Chuck Villanueva
Interim Assistant Dean

uc irvine school of nursing doctor of nursing practice program director nicole martinez

Nicole Martinez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN

Director, DNP Program
Associate Clinical Professor

Leanne Burke

Leanne Burke, EdD, MSN, CNM, RNC-OB

Director, Pre-Licensure Programs

In order to prepare the next generation of nurses that care for the most vulnerable in our communities means that as a school of nursing we must be innovative in our teaching methods. To do this, we will work collaboratively to teach our students the value of developing habits of inquiry, providing evidence-based care, working in interdisciplinary teams, and upholding the values of the nursing profession. I am passionate about excellence at the point of care, whether in the home, community, or hospital setting, and I seek to empower all nurses to become their best through lifelong learning.

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