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Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing (PACSON) transforms lives, fosters healthy, thriving communities across greater Los Angeles, Southern California, and the nation by cultivating and amplifying our students’ unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect.


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Dr. Ali Tayyeb Memorial Art Project
Dr. Ali Tayyeb Memorial Art Project

Dr. Ali Tayyeb

Ali Tayyeb, an assistant professor in the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, completed a memorial art project to honor health care professionals who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

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CSU Trustees' Award

Alexandra Martin, Cal State LA nursing major, receives CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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Cal State LA nursing graduate program ranked among nation's best

Cal State LA’s nursing master’s program continues to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools.

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Cal State LA Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing receives high ranking.

California State University-Los Angeles has been ranked #5 for the Best Affordable Degree for RN-to-BSN.

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Who is Patricia A. Chin?

California State University, Los Angeles dedicated its first named school, the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, in honor of the alumna and longtime faculty member. Patricia A. Chin earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at Cal State LA and taught at the university for many years, later serving as director and, upon her retirement, professor emerita.

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