News Release| School of Nursing; Cal State L.A.

May 17, 2012

Cal State L.A.’s School of Nursing celebrates 60 years of acclaimed service to students, healthcare industry

 Los Angeles, CA – Recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as offering one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” the School of Nursing at Cal State L.A. will host its 60th Anniversary Gala Luncheon at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City

The luncheon will take place Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. To make reservations, visit

The event will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NU MU Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. The chapter provides leadership and scholarships in nursing practice, education and research to “enhance the health of all people.”

Though Cal State L.A.’s nursing program courses were offered in 1948-49, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was not implemented until 1951-52. Part of the College of Health and Human Services at CSULA, the School of Nursing is now comprised of approximately 1,200 students and 11 full-time faculty members.

Options offered in the School’s 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.

In the fall, the School of Nursing will launch a joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) pilot program.

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