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Answering the call to care for the vulnerable

International Nurses Day is a spotlight on the work nurses do for vulnerable people all over the world.

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#IAmUCI: Nikki Yamashiro, DNP

May 10th, 2022|

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program student Nikki Yamashiro. (Credit: Steve Zylius/UCI) Nikki Yamashiro’s passion for solving problems and helping others led her to pursue a career in nursing. Her path to the UCI Sue & Bill Gross [...]

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Nurses Week Spotlight: Ellen Lewis

May 10th, 2022|

A Nurses Week spotlight on Ellen Lewis, whose work led to the establishment of what eventually became the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. This Nurses Week, we are featuring the nurse leaders who helped [...]

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Register for Philosophical concerns in nursing around the globe: Critical issues from Brazil, Colombia, and Australia

January 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Register for Philosophical concerns in nursing around the globe: Critical issues from Brazil, Colombia, and Australia

Philosophical concerns in nursing around the globe: Critical issues from Brazil, Colombia, and Australia Join the International Philosophy of Nursing Society in conjunction with the Center for Nursing Philosophy for a special livestreaming virtual panel: [...]

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24 hours until #UCIGivingDay! Learn more about how you can support our #nursingstudents:

Two days until #UCIGivingDay! Help us impact the lives of incoming #UCINursing #prelicensure students by sponsoring a Fundamental Skills Lab Tote. #GivingDay

@UCIrvineSurgery Congratulations Jemell Joven. Well deserved recognition! You’re definitely the engine that keeps our division running! Guess our secret is out 😀. @UCIrvineHealth @SurgeryUCI @ucinursing #DHI #CDDC

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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


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