The Department of Nursing at UC San Diego is dedicated to superior
quality in patient care, education, and research. Support from our generous
donors has enabled us to help our nurses in their pursuit of higher education
and advanced training so that we can deliver compassionate care to every
UC San Diego Health is among the prestigious list of healthcare
organizations that have been recognized as part of the American Nursing
Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which
recognizes superior quality in nursing care.
Achieving Magnet status was the culmination of a journey that started in
early 2007 as a means to demonstrate UC San Diego Health’s commitment to
One key criteria of having and maintaining Magnet status, is the
need for continuing education for our nursing staff. The American Nurses
Association in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has endorsed
the research that demonstrates nurses with a BSN (Bachelors of Science in
Nursing), or higher academic preparation, contribute to better patient
outcomes. UC San Diego Health endorses this concept and has supported
this in a number of ways despite a limited budget. However, it is our
hope that through increasing donations we can play a larger role in the
financial support of academic programs that are very expensive and
time-intensive for the working professional.
If you would like to support our nurses, there are a number of
ways to give – outright gift of cash, payroll deduction for UC San Diego
faculty and staff, appreciated securities, annual gift, pledge (a gift over
time), matching gift through your employer, or a planned gift.
To learn more about how you can support our nurses contact
Health Sciences Development, at (858) 534-6797.