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Clinical Nurse

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

21 months
32858 USD/year
32858 USD/year
17456 USD/year
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The Clinical Nurse program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is designed to prepare individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline for a career in nursing.


The two-year pre-licensure Clinical Nurse program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) includes summer enrollment between the first and second years.  Those who complete the program are granted the Master in Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as registered nurses (RN). They are then prepared to practice nursing at the bedside in a hospital setting. Graduates of the program are also qualified to take the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam given by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and may apply for a Public Health Nursing Certificate from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Learning outcomes

  • Integrate basic and advanced theoretical and scientific knowledge to provide leadership at the micro-, meso-, and macro-system levels in healthcare organizations.
  • Utilize the nursing process to provide safe, therapeutic, evidence-based, patient-centered, culturally-sensitive, and high quality care.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic communication and collaborative leadership skills using an evidence-based, theory-driven nursing paradigm.
  • Apply reliable and valid nursing and healthcare systems research to improve delivery of nursing care.
  • Lead team-based quality improvement projects to address practice problems and improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes.
  • Demonstrate leadership, systems, and critical thinking skills that contribute to safe, effective and efficient patient-centered care.
  • Integrate ethical and legal principles in safe, patient-centered care in diverse practice settings.
  • Provide leadership in professional and community organizations and/or advocacy groups to promote standards of care, policies, regulations and initiatives supporting healthy communities, care quality, and patient safety.
  • Apply a global perspective and systematic approach for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management in diverse populations.
  • Provide leadership in development and integration of information management and patient care technology to support clinical decision making.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Critique
  • Professional Nursing
  • Physical Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Ethical Issues, Social Justice, and History of Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


106 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university having an accredited baccalaureate program satisfactory to the School of Nursing and the UCLA Graduate Division with an overall scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better
  • Completion of approved prerequisite courses or equivalent with a minimum grade of C in the following subjects: Chemistry Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Statistics, English Composition or Writing, Group and/or Verbal Communication
  • Personal and academic competence attested through three letters of recommendation
  • Since written and verbal communication skills are basic to the practice of nursing, it is essential that applicants read, write and speak English well

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 21 months.
  • National

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 21 months.
  • In-State

    17456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17456 USD per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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