Team of nurses in training exercise


The philosophy of UCLA Health Nursing is to support the role of the professional nurse while nurturing their 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. UCLA Health 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.

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Achievements, Awards and Recognition

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


Giving to UCLA Nursing

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Magnet Recognized


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

2023 Nursing Annual Report

Spring is a time of rebirth, and today, as I reflect back on 2022, I see a glimmer of hope. Pandemic restrictions are lifting and people are starting to gather together with intention and gratitude.

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

2023 Nursing Annual Report
Karen Grimley

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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.