Gail Washington

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College of Health & Human Services
Department of Nursing
Office Location: ST 401
Phone: 323-343-4700 Email: [email protected]


Dr. Washington joined the CSULA faculty in Fall 2002. She is a Professor and Director of the School of Nursing.


Dr. Washington teaches multiple upper division nursing courses as well as master's and Doctoral level research courses. Her teaching interests include: Health Disparities and Instrument Development.


Dr. Washington's research interests include: health disparities, quality of life for older adult, chronic illness and instrument development. She received the "Outstanding Research" award from Louisiana State University Health Science Center for her dissertation: "Modification and Psychometric Testing of the Reminiscence Functions Scale with Ethnically Diverse Older Adult Community Residents". She has received multiple honors and awards.


Stacy, T., Washington, G., Vuckovich, P. Bhatia, S. (2014). Impact of electronic health record documentation and clinical documentation specialists on case mix index: A retrospective study for quality improvement. Health Med Informatics: 5:154; doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000154.

Washington, G.; Stacy T. (2013). Importance of HER systems in Health Care. Health Med Informatics: 4:e106.doi: 10.4172/2167-7956.100e106.

Wang-Letzkus, M.; Washington, G.; Calvillo, E.; Anderson, N. (2012). Using Culturally Competent Community-Based Participatory research with Older Diabetic Chinese Americans: Lessons Learned. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(3), 255-261

Washington, G. (2011). Retooling the testing process: Assessing student’s attitudes regarding dyad testing. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Warner, W., Washington, G. (2011). The Role of Effective Communication in reducing Health Care Disparities, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.7(7),1-3.

Wang-Letzkus, M., Washington, G. (2010). Using Culturally Competent Community-Based Participatory Research with Older Diabetic Chinese Americans: Lessons Learned. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Washington, G., Wang-Letzkus, M. (2009). Self-Care Practices, Health Beliefs, and Attitudes of Older Diabetic Chinese Americans. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration,32(3), 305-323.

Washington, G. (2009). Psychometric testing of the modified reminiscence functions scale with older adult community residents. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 17(2),134-147. 

Lee, N., Washington, G. (2008). Management of common symptoms at end of life in acute care settings, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners\, .

Wilson, D., Washington, G. (2008). Retooling phenomenology: Relevant methods for conducing research with African American women, Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, fall-winter 2008.

Washington, G. (2007). Co-Author Chapter 69 in Barkley, T. Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (2nd Ed.). W.B. Saunders

Washington, G. (2007). Mind Over Matter. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Guest Editorial.

Washington, G. (2011). Diabetes in adult Chinese Americans. The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Mu Chapter, 5th Annual Evidence Based Nursing Forum. Nursing our aging Population: Challenges of the Golden Years. California State University, Los Angeles.

Wang, M., Washington, G. (2010). Self-Care Practices, Health Beliefs, and Attitudes of Older Diabetic Chinese Americans. Transforming Scholarship: Transforming All Our Lives, CSU Conference.

Kuran, S., Washington, G., Neilsen-Menicucci (2008). Prostrate Cancer Outcomes By Race & Treatment Site. City of Hope Research Forum, Duarte, California.




2003         Doctorate in Nursing
                 Louisiana State University Health Science Center
                 New Orleans, Louisiana

1997         M.S.N.
                 Role Focus: Nursing Education
                 Drake University
                 Des Moines, Iowa

1993         B.S.N. (Magnum Cum Laude)
                 Drake University
                 Des Moines, Iowa