Content Experts

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The California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) defines a content expert as a faculty member who has educational preparation and clinical expertise in one or more of five BRN-designated specialty areas: geriatrics, medical-surgical nursing, mental health/psychiatric nursing, obstetrics, or pediatrics (CCT section 1420(f) of the CA BRN criteria). The specific BRN criteria for designation as a Content Expert are:

1)     Designation as an “Instructor” by the BRN
2)     A Masters Degree in the designated area, or a Masters degree in another area and
a.     One of the following:
          i.     30 hours of continuing education in the designated area or
         ii.     3 quarter units or 2 semester units of nursing education related to the designated area or
        iii.     National certification in the designated nursing area from an accrediting organization (e.g. ANCC)
b.     One of the following:
          i.     A minimum of 240 hours of clinical experiences within the previous 3 years in the designated area or
         ii.     A minimum of one academic year of RN level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area within the previous 5 years

Content experts are valuable resources for curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation. Additionally, content experts provide assistance as needed for faculty in course planning and for students in career planning.

UCLA School of Nursing faculty who meet the BRN criteria for content experts include:

OB / Maternity
Mental Health

Anita Bralock

Other clinical experts for the UCLA School of Nursing include:

Pediatrics OB / Maternity Mental Health
Mariel Knoll
Michelle Buckman