The University of California Board of Regents approved creating a nursing school at UCI from its highly ranked nursing program. Thanks to a $40 million gift from the William & Sue Gross Family Foundation, the school will grow rapidly to address a nationally identified need for 1.2 million new nurses in the next five years. As baby boomers grow older and veteran caregivers and professors retire, California and other parts of the Southwest are already seeing shortages. “The campus has long desired to have our nursing program become a school, and we are thrilled that the day has come,” said Chancellor Howard Gillman. “A terrific combination of public and private support will ensure a top-quality education for many more talented students – and enable us to hire nursing field leaders to train them – to help fill the pipeline of prepared healthcare professionals.” The foundation gift, the largest in UCI history, will fund construction of a state-of-the-art building, dramatically increasing classroom and research space. The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing also plans to double faculty size and student enrollment and to expand nurse-managed community clinics. …
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