UCI’s nursing program to become its own school

Thanks to the William & Sue Gross Family Foundation

This Thursday, the UC Board of Regents gave the approval for a nursing school to be added to the UCI campus. Chancellor Howard Gillman issued and email and stated that “the regents’ approval underscores the pressing need for world-class education in nursing science.”

With the aid of the William & Sue Gross Family Foundation who have “donated $40 million toward its creation in January 2016,”  there is speculated to be a projected increase in not only freshman nursing applicants but future career opportunities as well.

According to the email, “The gift will help the university address critical healthcare concerns by substantially expanding our nursing education program and assisting in the construction of a new building to house the school.”

He also stated that “It also will aid in broadening our reach into the community to better meet the healthcare needs of under-served populations.”  Led by founding Dean Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi, the school is the fourth of its kind in the UC system. I encourage each of you to learn more about the exciting future and impact of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

The school is to be led by founding Dean Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi  and the school will be only the fourth of its kind in the UC system.

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