U.S. News ranks Cal State LA's nursing grad program among the best

March 20, 2018

By Margie Low | Cal State LA News Service

California State University, Los Angeles’ nursing master’s program is once again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  

Cal State LA is one of only two public universities in Los Angeles County included in the publication’s “Best Graduate Schools Ranking in Nursing Master’s” listing.

Since 2000 when it began surveying nursing graduate schools, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal State LA’s nursing graduate program among the top 10 programs in California.

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, which is in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services, comprises about 500 undergraduate nursing students, 175 graduate students and 12 tenure-track faculty members.

The graduate program offers a nursing education option and nurse-practitioner options in adult gerontology primary care, adult gerontology acute care, family, and family psychiatric mental health.

Cal State LA launched its joint Doctor of Nursing Practice pilot program in fall 2012. The fifth class will graduate during the commencement ceremony for the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m., in the University Gymnasium.

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing’s programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Other graduate programs making the list

The U.S. News 2019 edition ranks Cal State LA’s graduate program in social work among the top 100 in the nation. Cal State LA’s graduate programs in education and public administration were also included in the rankings.

The online guide included Cal State LA's graduate programs in rehabilitation counseling, fine arts and speech-language pathology, which were ranked in previous listings.

U.S. News evaluates graduate schools based on peer assessments from academic experts and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

Photo: Cal State LA students in the nursing master's program being trained in the simulation lab. (Credit: Cal State LA)

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