Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing (323) 343-4700

Marlohn Balas
Emerita Professor of Nursing; M.A., Loma Linda University
E-mail: mbalas@calstatela.edu

  • Case management
  • Home health
  • Physical assessment issues
  • Trends in health care
  • Geriatric and adult health care issues and treatment

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr.
Emeritus Professor of Nursing; D.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
E-mail: tbarkle@calstatela.edu

  • Acute and critical care nursing
  • Nursing administration and education
  • Nurse practitioner program

Randy Marione Caine
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Ed.D., Pepperdine University
E-mail: rcaine@calstatela.edu

  • Adult nurse practitioner
  • Medical surgical clinical nurse specialist
  • Critical care
  • Caring relationships in the work setting and with patients and families
  • End-of-life treatment decisions
  • Nursing care planning

Darlene Finocchiaro
Associate Professor of Nursing; M.S., Cal State LA; Ph.D., University of San Diego
Contact: (323) 343-5663
E-mail: dfinocc@calstatela.edu

  • Rehabilitation Nursing Practice
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Spiritual aspects of nursing practice

Cynthia B. Hughes
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Ed.D., Columbia University
E-mail: chughes2@calstatela.edu

  • Pediatric nursing
  • General ambulatory pediatrics
  • Caregivers of HIV infected children
  • Family nurse practitioners
  • International health experiences with students

Lorie Judson
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Ph.D., University of San Diego
Contact: (323) 343-4719
E-mail: ljudson@calstatela.edu

  • Pediatric nursing
  • Children with chronic and acute illness
  • Pediatric Acute Care
  • Nursing administration
  • U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Karen Nielsen-Menicucci
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Ph.D., University of San Diego
E-mail: knielse2@calstatela.edu

  • Public health
  • Field worker safety
  • Immunization
  • Pediatrics
  • Prostate cancer decision-making
  • Health promotion
  • Illness prevention
  • Bioterrorism

Stacey A. Warner
Assistant Professor of Nursing; Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University
Contact: (323) 343-4700
E-mail: swarner@calstatela.edu

  • Nursing and nurse practitioner
  • Pediatrics
  • Lupus
  • Nutrition

Gail Washington
Professor of Nursing; DNS, Louisiana State University
Contact: (323) 343-4718
E-mail: gwashin@calstatela.edu

  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Adult health
  • Gerontology
  • Nursing research
  • Public health
  • Nursing leadership and management

Rhea P. Williams
Emerita Professor of Nursing; M.N. (Nursing), Ph.D. (Education), UCLA
E-mail: rwillia@calstatela.edu

  • Maternal-infant nursing
  • Family nursing
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Menopause from a multicultural perspective
  • Career development of nurses
  • Education in nursing

Paula K. Vuckovich
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Ph.D., University of San Diego
E-mail: pvuckov@calstatela.edu

  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Family therapy
  • Stress and crisis management
  • Involuntary treatment of mentally ill
  • Family depression and suicide
  • Psychiatric advance directives
  • Ethics relating to involuntary psychiatric treatment

Beatrice Crofts Yorker
Emerita Professor of Nursing; Former Dean of the College of Health and Human Services; J.D., Georgia State University
E-mail: byorker@calstatela.edu

  • Violence prevention and child abuse
  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  • Forensic, gerontological and psychiatric nursing.
  • Serial murder by healthcare providers
  • Child and adolescent psychiatric nursing