Nursing

Team of nurses

Mission

The philosophy of the UCLA Health Department of Nursing is to support the professional nurse, while nurturing his/her intellect, heart, soul, and imagination.  In accordance with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the organization supports the role of the professional nurse guided by the ANA Bill of Rights and the principles of the UCLA Health vision, values, and commitment to care.  The Department of Nursing has a Relationship-Based Care Model that establishes a partnership between the nurse, patient, and family and includes values such as compassion, respect and a commitment to patient care.

Quick Links

The new Department of Nursing Staff website is now available on Mednet.

Achievements, Awards and Recognition

UCLA Health Department of Nursing is widely recognized as a leader in providing high-quality care.

Center for Nursing Excellence

The Center for Nursing Excellence (The CENTER) is home to many programs and services. We support the lifelong learning of nurses at all levels. 

Giving to UCLA Nursing

Thank you for considering a gift to the UCLA Department of Nursing. Your support makes a real and substantive difference.

Magnet Recognized

Magnet®

All three UCLA Health facilities have achieved Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.

In 2020, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center joined an elite group of hospitals, achieving Magnet® designation four times. Shortly after in 2021, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center received their second Magnet® designation.

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA attained Magnet® recognition in 2019. The hospital is one of the first psychiatric facilities to receive the prestigious designation, which is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Nursing Highlights

The 2022 Nursing Annual Report celebrates nursing excellence.

As we chart our path ahead, it is imperative to clarify that our destination is not a place. Our destination is a process, where expert science meets extraordinary compassion.

- Karen A. Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive, UCLA Health, Assistant Dean, UCLA School of Nursing

Nursing Annual Report
Karen Grimley

Join the Conversation

Conversations with Karen serve as a collaborative forum where clinical nurses and nursing leadership identify and propose solutions that enhance the safety and quality of care to our patients and families.

Wellness Resources

Over 1,212 caregivers contributed their voices to the Caregiver Wellbeing Survey. Please review the Caregiver Wellbeing Report.

Caregiver Wellbeing Report

Resources