Program Overview
The School offers four programs:  Bachelor of Science - a prelicensure program for undergraduate study; Master's Entry Clinical Nurse - for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline who are interested in a career in nursing; Advanced Practice - for nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing; and PhD - for individuals who which to pursue a research trajectory.
Education will be provided in both classroom and clinical settings. The curriculum is rigorous and students will leave with the knowledge, skills and abilities to respond to the healthcare needs of a diverse population, in whatever setting you decide to practice.
The UCLA School of Nursing has an exceptionally well qualified faculty, many of whom have earned national and international reputations for excellence. Half of our faculty members are fellows in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.
Our faculty is dedicated to providing high-quality instruction, clinical supervision, and mentorship to students. Faculty members are involved in research in a wide array of areas and forge collaborative relationships with scientists and clinicians in other schools and departments at UCLA, within the University of California, at other university campuses, and at clinical and research-oriented institutions locally, regionally, and internationally.


Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science Program
The UCLA School of Nursing will admit new undergraduate students once each year at the freshman level and a limited number of transfer students at the junior level. The School requires completion of a supplemental application to allow potential students the opportunity to provide additional information about their preparation for entry into the nursing profession.
Freshman Applicants
Freshman applicants must satisfy the general freshman admission requirements of the  University of California  and provide the information requested on the School of Nursing Supplemental Application for Freshman Admission.
Transfer Applicants
Transfer applicants must have completed all  IGETC  requirements or all general education requirements at the school where currently or previously enrolled and the equivalent of all of the non-nursing preparation for the major courses as follows: Chemistry 14A, B, C or Chemistry 20A, B & 30A; Communications 1 or 10*; Life Sciences 2 & 3; Math 3A or 31A*; Microbiology*; Physiological Science 3 & 13; and Psychology 10*.   *May be completed at UCLA.
 



Course Descriptions
All applicants to the M.S.N. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Post Licensure program must complete the following undergraduate courses prior to entering the program: statistics and nursing research. In addition, students admitted to the program in all specialties except nursing administration must have completed a human physiology course within five years and an approved physical assessment course prior to entering the program. Courses may be offered during the summer at UCLA for students who have not already completed an acceptable prerequisite course.
Statistics:  An upper division introductory or equivalent biostatistics course that covers the following topics: distributions, sampling, tests of hypotheses, estimation, types of error, significance and confidence intervals, and sample sizes (4 quarter units or equivalent; Biostatistics 100A at UCLA). Approved Statistics Courses
Research:  An upper division undergraduate level research in nursing course with content that focuses on planning a research project by teaching the student rules for definition of terms, alternative methods of writing proposals, selecting a sample, choosing a data collection instrument, planning for data analysis, protecting human rights, reading research reports and writing a research proposal (4 quarter units or equivalent; Nursing 173 at UCLA). Approved Research Courses
Physical Assessment:  A comprehensive physical assessment courses within the last three years providing an in-depth review and synthesis of physical assessment skills and knowledge covering the life span (4 quarter units or equivalent; Nursing 174 at UCLA). A course syllabus is required upon submission of your application. (not required for the Nursing Administration specialty.) Approved Physical Assessment Courses
Human Physiology:  An upper division or equivalent undergraduate level physiology course that includes human systems physiology through cell physiology with emphasis on membrane properties (4 quarter units or equivalent; Physiological Science 3 at UCLA ). This course must have been completed within the last five years . Pathophysiology is not acceptable (not required for the Nursing Administration specialty).   Approved Physiology Courses
Students are required to have  basic computer skills  prior to admission.


Admissions Information Sessions
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Admissions Information Sessions
The UCLA School of Nursing