• uci nursing student emily enos, who worked in the UCI Medical Center transfer center during her senior year of nursing school

Emily Enos: Finding a match in her mentor

June 26th, 2020|

In a typical year, nursing students spend time in the hospital directly caring for patients. But this year has been anything but typical for students like Emily Enos. Most of the learning experiences are happening outside of the hospital setting. [...]

  • senior woman on phone with a nursing school student as part of ASSIST program

ASSIST: A win-win for seniors and students

June 16th, 2020|

When nursing student Melanie Tram started her community health class and was asked to choose a population she wanted to serve, she chose geriatrics. “I’ve always had an attraction toward that population. There’s so much we can learn from them.” [...]

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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 2017
  • 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