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Cal State
L.A.’s nursing grad program
continues to be among ‘America’s Best’


Grad programs in rehabilitation counseling,

fine arts,

social work,

public affairs, speech pathology, education

at Cal State L.A. also ranked in


News for reputation of


Los Angeles, CA – U.S. News and World Report 2012

America’s Best Graduate Schools” edition has ranked Cal State
nursing master’s degree program
among the top in the nation.
Cal State L.A. is one of only two public universities in the Los Angeles area, and
the only CSU campus, listed in the top 100.

Since 2000, when it began surveying nursing graduate programs, U.S.
News and World Report
has continually listed Cal State L.A.’s
nursing graduate program among the top five programs in California.

Cal State L.A. nursing program
began in the early 1950s. Part of the College of Health and Human
Services, the School of Nursing comprises about 550 nursing majors, more than
400 undergraduate nursing
students, more than 150 graduate students and 11 full-time faculty members.

Options offered in the graduate program include nursing education,
nursing administration, psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse
specialist, and four nurse-practitioner options:
primary and acute adult, primary pediatric, family and
psychiatric/mental health.

Cal State L.A. was
selected recently by the California State University (CSU) Board of
Trustees to begin planning for a joint

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) pilot program
to launch as early as
fall 2012.

The School’s programs are approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing and received continuing accreditation from the National League
for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

other graduate programs at Cal State L.A. also made the U.S.
rankings this year:

rehabilitation counseling
fine arts (#58),

social work (#60), public affairs (#90),

speech-language pathology (#161) and education (#170). 

According to U.S. News, rankings are based “solely on the results
of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or
faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline.”   

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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 215,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12.
Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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