Chin Family Institute for Nursing

Director Dr. Lorie Judson portrait

Lorie H. Judson, Ph.D., RN, NP
Executive Director

Chin Family Institute for Nursing 

 Welcome to the Chin Family Institute for Nursing

The Chin Family Institute for Nursing (CFIN) at California State University, Los Angeles, serves as a center for nursing excellence, emphasizing caring for diverse, underserved urban populations. It was created in 2016 with a philanthropic gift from Drs. William and Patricia Chin, the Institute’s mission is the advancement of nursing education, advocacy, leadership, and action.




CFIN New Partnership 

Nurse Practitioners fill shortages

Family Nurse Practitioner Community Care Residency Program

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) to offer a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) residency for new graduates of accredited FNP programs. FNP is an 8-month program that will involve didactic and hands-on training at Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC’s) in the LA basin beginning in January 2021. While gaining on-the-job experience as a primary care provider, the residents will support the mission of the clinics and increase access to care for underserved clients across the age spectrum.



In time of COVID-19, Chin Institute places nurses in at-risk communities

Chin Institute nursing student

On her first shift in the field in her new job, Cal State LA nursing graduate Sarah Francisco found herself swept up in the COVID-19 crisis, helping vaccinate patients in South Los Angeles as the virus surged toward a catastrophic peak.

"Having the opportunity to dive in and assist with vaccinating the most vulnerable populations in the community, and seeing their excitement and relief, was very memorable," she recalled of her eventful welcome to Kedren Community Health Center in January.

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