Nursing Leadership

Our Nursing Leaders set the standard for our commitment to care.
Strong leadership has the power to transform.

Through their professional expertise and transformational leadership, our Nursing Leaders set the standard for our commitment to care. They help to ensure that each patient’s dignity and humanity is protected at every point of care. They create the environment that inspires our nursing teams to provide the best experience with every patient, every encounter, every time.

Opportunities range from Executive Leadership to the point of care. Positions include unit and service area Directors, as well as Assistant Unit Directors and Admin Nurse II Educators.

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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.

Click on the above to learn more about CICARE.


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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).