The UCLA School of Nursing has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Administration to support minority and disadvantaged students in both the master's entry clinical nurse program and the advanced practice nursing program.

The grant will be awarded over a four-year period. In the current academic year, up to 50 students in the master’s programs will receive $13,000. Funding will cover about half of the tuition. Students will be encouraged to work in medically underserved communities.

“Los Angeles is a culturally diverse area,” said Dean Linda Sarna. “We have nearly 90 clinical partners who are located in medically unserved communities. This grant will provide our students with unique opportunities to deliver quality and culturally competent care.”

The UCLA School of Nursing is one of only two nursing schools in California to receive this grant.