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Index of Spotlights

Student Spotlight: Huy C. Nguyen

Student Spotlight: Huy C. Nguyen

First-year MEPN student, Huy C. Nguyen, jumped into his master’s program this year with both feet.


New faculty, Sarah Campbell, NP, Assistant Clinical Professor and Dave Holmes, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs

School of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

As we grow our school, we are pleased to announce that our faculty continues to attract the highest quality leaders in nursing science, research, teaching and mentorship. In this issue, we will highlight two of our newest faculty. 


Case Study: From Bariatric Surgery to Prison Inmate to Doctoral Student

Case Study: From Bariatric Surgery to Prison Inmate to Doctoral Student

Case Studies is a series of essays that examines the interplay between medical conditions and the legal system. The first article addresses the growing incidence and unintended repercussions of alcohol abuse among some who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity.


Imelda Pastrana, MEPN student and medical assistant at UCI's Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange.

Meet MEPN Student Imelda Pastrana

UCI School of Nursing MEPN student Imelda Pastrana speaks about her experience in nursing.


Nursing from the Heart

Stacy Seiler, UC Irvine Class of 2017, talks about her experiences studying nursing science as a student at UCI -- and how she will work to help others in the future.


Omeid Heidari

High Stakes Twitter

UCI School of Nursing alumnus Omeid Heidari just finished his NP/MPH at John Hopkins and is beginning his PhD.  But that’s not all he’s working on. 


MEPN student Abraham Agiba, a US Air Force veteran, volunteered this past summer at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos

First MEPN Cohort Attracts Inspiring Individuals

This year marks the beginning of the nursing school's new Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). The School has welcomed an inspiring group of dedicated future Master's students to the program, including a new student named Abraham Agiba.


Andrea Kutcher '17

Are Nurses Best Defined as Dolphins?

Andrea Kutcher, BS ’17, delivered a passionate graduation speech during the pinning recognition ceremony held June 17. Her eloquent presentation was awash with humor, insight, intellect, and—of course—dolphins.


Nursing class of ’17 student, Yesenia Reyes, is ready to tackle the future

Yesenia Reyes, UC Irvine Class of 2017, talks about her experiences studying nursing science as a graduate student at UCI -- and how she will work to help others in the future.


Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient, Rebekah Lieu

Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient Rebekah Lieu is ready to bring her compassionate care to children battling illness.


william and sue gross

Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school

The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation has committed $40 million to UC Irvine to establish a nursing school and assist in the construction of a new building to house it. The contribution is the largest single gift ever to UC Irvine.


lorraine evangelista uc irvine

Lorraine Evangelista awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Professor Lorraine S. Evangelista, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2016-17.


Tom Yuen

Entrepreneur Tom Yuen Reflects on the Power of Nursing

UCI alumnus (’74) and Foundation trustee Tom Yuen Reflects on the Power of Nursing


kim hicks, angela gilles, uc irvine program in nursing science graduates

Beacons of hope for critical care

Three years ago, UC Irvine nursing graduates Kim Hicks and Angela Giles came to the same conclusion after attending a presentation at AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: their surgical intensive care unit was worthy of the Beacon Award.