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UCLA Health System is one of the most comprehensive systems in the world. 

We set the standard in giving nurses the training, guidance, and inspiration that are vital to succeeding in this highly demanding - and rewarding - professional environment.  

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Designated National
Magnet® Hospital

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica receives highest honor for nursing excellence. | Read more»

As a Magnet® Organization we are leaders in the reform of health care, the discipline of nursing, and care of the patient, family and community.
"Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community," said Karen Grimley, chief nurse executive at UCLA Health. 
"UCLA nurses in Santa Monica have a passion for being the best in the world, and they share that passion with the entire UCLA Health organization," said K. David Bailey, interim chief nursing officer for UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.




Nursing Highlights

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Professional Nursing Specialty Certification

Specialty Nursing Certification demonstrates nursing excellence, improves patient outcomes and validates a professional nurse's specialty knowledge.  Learn more»



Summer/Fall 2016

The Nursing Practice Research Council (NPRC) supports, encourages, and facilitates nurses' participation at all levels in research activities so that optimum patient outcomes are achieved. 
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New Graduate Nurse New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program here at UCLA Health can put you on the path to achieve your career's most far-reaching ambitions.  Learn more»


Education Events




Here, we never stop learning. Our Department of Nursing has an infrastructure to provide nurses with opportunities for lifelong professional growth.



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