The UCLA School of Nursing is a nursing school affiliated with UCLA, and is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The school is in the Factor Building on the UCLA campus, adjacent to the UCLA Medical Center. The current dean of the school is Courtney Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN. The previous dean was Marie Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN, who died in 2008.
The UCLA School of Nursing was founded in 1949 as one of the professional schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Science, authorized by The Regents of the University of California. In 1950, the school offered an undergraduate program in nursing, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. A year later in 1951, a graduate program the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing was offered. An alternative to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing, the Master of Nursing (M.N.) degree was available in 1966. Three years later in 1969, the Master of Science degree was cancelled. In 1986, The Regents of the University of California approved the Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.Sc.) degree, and in 1987 the first doctoral students were admitted. In 1996, the Office of the President proposed a change in the designation of the master’s degree from M.N. to Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.). Previously in 1995, The Regents also approved a change in the doctoral degree designation from D.N.Sc. to Ph.D. in Nursing.A revision of the B.S. program curriculum was made in 1997, mostly to accommodate the needs of... Read More