Our programs are led by vanguard faculty who are leaders in research, education and clinical practice. At the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, our faculty and staff are passionate about nurturing and inspiring the next generation of nurses who will continue the advance.
BS in Nursing Science

Bachelor of Science

Our BS in Nursing Science focuses on hands-on clinical practice with an emphasis on research and theory. Immersive high-tech simulation equipment and a higher standard of research curriculum is a celebrated point of difference in our program. Graduates can be confident entering the healthcare environment as well as continuing on to attain advanced degrees.

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Master of Science

Ranked as one of the top graduate nursing programs by US News & World Report, our MS in Nursing Science programs focus on leadership, research-based practice, and advocacy for health promotion and disease prevention. Graduates of our program are poised for leadership positions in education, administration, research-based clinical practice, and research.

Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue nursing? Take a look at our entry-level MS program: MEPN.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is becoming the new scholarly standard for advanced practice nursing. Our DNP graduates are accomplished practitioners of translational research for evidence-based practice, advocates of innovative policy, and leaders of interdisciplinary health care teams.

Explore our DNP programs available to both post-bachelor’s and post-master’s applicants.

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Scientific inquiry and research are the underpinnings of progress. Our PhD students and graduates are continually contributing to healthier communities through their studies of health service and policy, health disparities and diversity, disease and symptom management, and health promotion and disease prevention.

UC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

With California facing an urgent and growing shortage of mental health professionals, the UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing collaborated with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, UCSF School of Nursing, and UCLA School of Nursing to launch a new online program to prepare new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) in California.

The UC PMHNP Certificate Program is geared towards APRNs looking to further their education and training to serve the psychiatric patient populational in their local communities. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)