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UCLA Department of Nursing Mission


The philosophy of the UCLA Department of Nursing is to support the professional nurse, while nurturing his/her intellect, heart, soul, and imagination. The organization supports the role of the professional nurse guided by the principles of the UCLA Health vision, values, and commitment to care.  The Department of 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.


Nursing excellence is at the forefront of UCLA Health's outstanding patient care. The UCLA Department of Nursing empowers the professional nurse to recognize his/her unique gifts, to give voice to ideals, to strive for personal, professional, and academic excellence, and to accept the challenge of the human experience.


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