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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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Caring begins with U

Nurses Week 2017 is our time to celebrate and recognize the immeasurable contributions that our nurses make every day. 

2017 Nursing Award Honorees and Nominations!

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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» 


Nursing Education and Competencies Portal

Initial education and ongoing competencies ensure that our nurses perform at the highest level necessary to provide safe and effective patient care. 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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