Advanced Practice

Your expertise advances our nursing practice.
Achieve your best and inspire greatness in others.

Through your advanced educational preparation and expertise, you play a critical role in moving our nursing practice and nursing team forward. You provide education and inspiration, and serve as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team.

As an academic medical center, we thrive on the clinical expertise of advanced nursing practice. In addition to career openings for Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Anesthetists, we offer nurses the opportunity to achieve this level of academic and clinical expertise through the UCLA School of Nursing.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).