Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing

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  • Photo of School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony
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  • Photo of School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony


The Southern California CSU DNP Consortium, which includes the Schools of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton, Long Beach and Los Angeles, will be hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit October 15-17, 2018.  This visit is part of the process for seeking continuing nursing professional accreditation through CCNE for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, which ensures the quality and integrity of professional nursing programs.  As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional nursing education.

CCNE requires that our community of interest be offered the opportunity to submit written third-party comments to CCNE up to 21 days prior to the site visit.  These comments are not shared with the nursing program.

All third-party comments should be received by CCNE by September 24, 2018. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.

Please submit comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or by email:          




Nursing is a health care profession, which systematically assists patients/clients to achieve health or health-related goals. The focus of nursing is on a health promotion system of care in which nurses provide preventive, therapeutic and restorative health care for individuals, families and communities in institutional and community based settings. It is our belief that students, endowed with the capacity for self-direction, are responsible for their own learning and self-development.
We presently offer a B.S. degree for basic/generic (pre-licensure) students and transfer RN students (those who have completed the ADN degree). Students who complete this undergraduate program will have knowledge and skills for generalist professional nursing practice and will be qualified to assume leadership roles. We also offer an M.S. degree for RNs with the BSN degree. Students who complete the graduate program will be prepared to function in advanced practice roles.  Advanced practice options offered in the graduate program include: Nursing Education and four Nurse Practitioner options: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP).  We have a total enrollment of over 400 baccalaureate students and approximately 200 graduate students. The full-time and part-time faculty are prepared in a wide variety of clinical specialties. The School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully meets the requirements of the California Board of Nursing.

BS Nursing, MS Nursing: CA Nursing license:

BS Nursing, MS Nursing: National Nursing license NCLEX:

Pass rates for CSULA students for CA Nursing license:

Mission Statement

The mission of the CSULA School of Nursing is to improve health care by preparing nurses for excellence in research, engaged leadership, innovative practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community and global partnerships. Graduates will be prepared to influence health policy for diverse and underserved populations in need of care.

Nursing Pass Rates


NCLEX pass rate  96.55% 

This can be found under 


All programs are offered pending sufficient enrollment

BSN Basic >

ADN BSN Collaborative >


ABSN (formerly ELMN) >

MSN Traditional & Post Master's >


Academic Programs

BSN Basic, ADN BSN Collaborative, RN BSN, ABSN (formerly ELMN), MSN Traditional & Post Master's, DNP, All Nursing Degree Programs, Certificate in Applied Gerontology


Clinical Placement

The Clinical Placement Office is designed to assist faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in identifying individualized clinical placement opportunities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.