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UCLA Department of Nursing


UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center designated
National Magnet Hospital

UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica designated
National Magnet Hospital

Nursing Research and Education


Relationship-Based Care


We Strive for Greatness, Everyday.

In the Department of Nursing Research and Education (NRE) you will experience firsthand the spirit of excellence. We are committed to having the "Best People" through professional development and performance outcomes.

NRE Mission: Cultivating excellence in nursing through education and research.
NRE Vision: Through education and research we inspire and support nurses to deliver excellent patient care.

Our strong nursing practice is based on providing structural empowerment for patient-centered care, shared decision-making, autonomy, and clinical competency. Outcomes are carefully measured and benchmarked and provide a rich opportunity to acknowledge the impact that nursing has on patient care, the work environment, and the community. It's how we continually maintain our reputation as one of the most demanding-and successful-health systems in the country.

Department of Nursing Research and Education (NRE)
10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1030
Los Angeles, California  90024
Phone: 310-794-3332
Email: NRE@mednet.ucla.edu

Contact Us

Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Director, Nursing Practice, Education and Research
Karyn Greenstone
Assistant to the Director
Pamela Miller, PhD, RN, ACNP, CNS
Nurse Scientist
Research and Evidence Based Practice Programs
Kelli Obazee
Administrative Specialist
Web Developer
Grettell Vitale, BSN, RN
Manager Professional Development
Kissy Vasquez
Administrative Assistant III
Elizabeth Rowan, BSN, RN
Magnet Program Director

Isabelle Schenkel
Magenet Project Manager

Jessica Phillips, MSN, RN, NPDS, HPCN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Nurse Residency, Nurse Preceptor Program, and Student Placement
Jeff Zarate
Simulation Associate
Ken Miller, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Simulation Programs
Jordyn Kelley
Administrative Assistant III
Jill Scherrey, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Santa Monica UCLA
Silas Lopes
Administrative Specialist
Float Pool
Kathleen Feldman, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Continuing Education
Kristine Traxler, BSN, RN
Clinical Educator
Nurse Orientation
Maryann Sullivan-Ruda, BSN, RN
Clinical Educator
Professional Role Development Program

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