Vision Statement

Nursing informaticists (NI) create innovative technological solutions that enable clinicians to provide safe, high quality care for patients, families and the community.


This one-year program will provide UCLA Health nurses with an opportunity to discover the world of nursing informatics through classes, practical experience and mentoring by a Nursing Informaticist. After the first year, there may be an opportunity for Nursing Informatics Fellows to work alongside Nurse Informaticists for up to one additional year.


  • Provide nurses with an opportunity to experience and learn about nursing informatics through mentoring from NIs and practical experience completing a project using the system development lifecycle.
  • Improve safety, quality, and efficiency by developing and implementing optimization projects that leverage CareConnect or other technologies.
  • Provide NIs with the opportunity to share expertise in nursing informatics through mentoring.


Increase knowledge of nursing informatics by:

  • Attending monthly in-person educational sessions provided by NIs and other content experts
  • Developing a project to optimize the use of CareConnect with the assistance of an NI
  • Meeting with ISS team members to identify ways to improve CareConnect
  • Attending governance meetings
  • Assist with testing, developing educational material and training
  • Presenting project to nursing leadership and staff

Eligibility Requirements


Important: only UCLA Health employees are eligible to apply. No exceptions.

  • Current employee of UCLA Health
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of employment at UCLA Health or UCLA West Valley Medical Center (Formerly West Hills Hospital)
  • Employed at 50% or more time base
  • Demonstrates readiness for leadership
  • Strong interest in Nursing Informatics
  • Time commitment of 8 hours per month
  • Must be able to attend 90% of all in-person NI Fellowship meetings
  • Able to complete a Nursing Informatics-related project
  • Support from manager to participate

Highly Desirable

  • Experience leading change or championing change
  • Super User experience

Application Process

  • Applications will open in Spring/Summer 2025, more information to come. 
  • You will need to upload your resume with the application.
  • Applicants will be asked to participate in an interview.  

Previous Fellowship Projects

December 2023 Note: Mednet network or login is required to view.


If you are a UCLA Health nurse and have questions, please email NI Fellowship. Note: Mednet network or login is required to view.