Advising

School of Nursing Advising

The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services Advising Center will provide advisement services to undergraduate pre-nursing, undeclared with an interest in Nursing, current nursing and prospective nursing students. Students can receive one-on-one academic advisement including general education and major requirements. 

Location:  Fine Arts Room 235

Phone:  323-343-5500

Hours of Service:           
Monday – Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

To schedule an appointment or sign up for a prospective undergraduate information session, use the link below:

College Advising Center Home Page  

The School of Nursing also holds information sessions for MSN and ABSN programs for more information, click the link below:

Information Sessions

Once accepted into the School of Nursing (SON) undergraduate students are assigned a faculty mentor and graduate students have an option coordinator.

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Find the appropriate person below
  2. Click on the link under their name titled “Appointment:”
  3. Use the calendar to find an appropriate time/date that fits your schedule
  4. Click on “join” and you will be prompted to enter your name and email
  5. Make sure you follow any other instructions listed by the advisor
  6. You will be sent a confirmation email as well as a cancel code if you need to cancel
  7. If you need to cancel, 24 hours notice is expected.
  8. If the faculty does not have a calendar, follow the instructions for contact

 

 

School of Nursing Director
Dr. Gail Washington, RN, DNS
Email: gwashin@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4700

Office: Simpson Tower 417

Before scheduling to meet with the Director, please make sure you have seen the appropriate faculty member, course coordinator, option coordinator, or BSN/ MSN chair as necessary to resolve issues. To schedule an appointment to see the Director call Cheryl Sugiura in the SON administration office 323-343-4700.

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Associate Director & Chair of BSN Programs
Dr. Darlene Finocchiaro PhD, RN, CRRN, PN
Email: dfinocc@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-5663
Office: Simpson Tower 402 
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/dfinocc@calstatela.edu

 

RN to BSN Program Coordinator & Principal Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Sarah Lee PhD, RN
Email: Feng-Ping.Lee14@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4708
Office: Simpson Tower 408 
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/fengping.lee@gmail.com

 

Lecturer
Ms. Jane Hook , MN, RN
Email: jhook@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-5662
Office: Simpson Tower 307 
Appointment: http://doodle.com/poll/rwcfcuv8yn5722kh

  

GRADUATE

Director of NP Programs 
Dr. Nnenna Weathers, PhD
Email: Nnenna.Weathers@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4704
Office: Simpson Tower 406
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/Nnenna.Weathers@calstatela.edu

 

Chair of MSN Programs
Ayman Khalil Tailakh,PhD, RN
Email: atailak@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4196
Office: Simpson Tower 407
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/atailak@calstatela.edu

 

Principal Graduate Advisor
Donna Scemons, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS, CWOCN
Email:  dscemon@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4709
Office: Simpson Tower 408
Appointment: Email name, phone number and best time to contact

 

MSN Option Coordinators:

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option (AGACNP):  
Jean O’Neil, RN, DNP, FNP-BC
Email:  joneil3@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4725
Office: Simpson Tower 309
Appointment: Email name, phone number and best time to contact

 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Option (AGPCNP):  
Angela Hudson, PhD, FNP
Email: ahudso10@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4705
Office: Simpson Tower 405 
Appointment: Email name, phone number and best time to contact 

 

Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Option (FPMHNP):  
Dr. Nnenna Weathers, PhD
Email: Nnenna.Weathers@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4704
Office: Simpson Tower 406
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/Nnenna.Weathers@calstatela.edu

 

Family Nurse Practitioner Option (FNP):  
Donna Scemons, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS, CWOCN
Email:  dscemon@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-4709
Office: Simpson Tower 408
Appointment: Email name, phone number and best time to contact 

 

Nursing Education Option (EDU):   
Dr. Beth Winokur, RN, PhD, CEN
Email: ewinoku2@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4707
Office: Simpson Tower 404 
Appointment: http://www.wejoinin.com/ewinoku2@exchange.calstatela.ed

 

Student Services Professional - Graduate Programs 
Ms. Jennifer Romero
Email: JRomero77@cslanet.calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4731
Office: Simpson Tower 415 
Advising: Prospective & Current MSN Traditional and Post Master’s students
Appointment: click Schedule an Academic Advisement Appointment

 

 

Accelerated Baccalaureate in Science Option in Nursing for Entry into Master's in Nursing (ABSN/EMSN) formerly ELMN

Coordinator: 
Kathleen Hinoki, PhD, RN 
Email: khinoki@calstatela.edu 
Phone: 323-343-4715
Office: Simpson Tower 409 
Advising: Prospective and current ABSN students
Appointment: Email ABSN - Graduate Assistant:
Cindy Erazo  Email: cerazo@calstatela.edu Phone: 323-343-4711