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Hispanic nurses: of, in and for la comunidad

To be part of the community one cares for as a nurse is to be what the Latin American liberation theologians called desde de la base. True change in health care comes when health care providers come from the base they serve.

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NIH funds school nurse services study

August 22nd, 2022|

The health needs of public school students and school nurse services in Orange County will be examined as part of a research project that will eventually serve as a foundation for a statewide study. Assistant Professor Nakia Best will [...]

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‘It feels different having my DNP’

July 19th, 2022|

UCSF Chief Nursing Executive Pat Patton graduated in June 2021 with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Since graduating from the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice — Post-Master’s Program [...]

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Register for the @UCIrvine Research Associates Madeline Martin Swinden Lecture, moderated by #UCINursing Dean and Professor Mark Lazenby and featuring panelist Asst Professor @nakiabestphd on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m.
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#UCINursing Professor Alison Holman talks to @Healthline about the #mentalhealth impacts of #HurricaneIan.

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IPH will bring a multifaceted, integrated approach to what many call the next great advancement in healthcare. The institute is an ecosystem for collaboration across disciplines, including #UCInursing.

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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