About Us

Philosophy of the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing recognizes that nursing holds a distinctive and trusted position in health care. With this prominence comes a responsibility to improve the human condition in a diverse society. The concept of person, health, environment, and nursing therapeutics provides the synergism that defines the art and science of the nursing discipline and shapes health policy. We mindfully seek to improve the dynamic influence of social determinants of health, acknowledge human differences, and recognize implicit bias and reject stereotypes in order to provide safe and culturally sensitive care. We endeavor to create a learning environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, valuing the individual differences of students’ learning styles, challenges, and support systems. We believe that improvement in health care will be facilitated through the collaborative efforts with patients, family, and community, and multidisciplinary health professionals to improve clinical judgment, patient outcomes, scholarship, and research.


Mission of the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing (PACSON) transforms lives and 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. Through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service the faculty, advisors, and staff support students’ overall success, well-being, and the greater good for the populations we serve.

Strategic Plan