Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- July 7, 2004
Cal State L.A.'s Nursing Graduate Program Receives Top National Ranking
U.S. News and World Report 2005 "America's Best Graduate Schools" edition has
ranked Cal State L.A.'s nursing master's degree program among the top in the
nation. Cal State L.A. is one of only three-along with UCLA and USC-in the Los
Angeles area, and the top-ranked CSU campus leading CSU San Diego and CSU San
Francisco on the list.
U.S.News says its "rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment
surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and/or faculty at accredited degree
programs or schools in each discipline. Scores for each school were determined by
computing a trimmed mean (eliminating the two highest and lowest responses) of the
ratings of all respondents who rated that school; scores were then sorted in
descending order. Those schools with the highest average appear here."
In the fall of 2002, surveys were conducted for 2003 rankings of master's programs
in nursing accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing or the
National League for Nursing Accredited Commission. All of the peer assessment
surveys were conducted by the market research firm, Synovate.
The Cal State L.A. nursing program has been in existence as a department since
the late 1960s and has been a unit in the College of Health and Human Services
since its inception. The School of Nursing comprises about 1,000 pre-nursing
majors, nearly 300 undergraduate nursing students, nearly 100 graduate students
and 24 full-time faculty members. CSULA nursing programs are approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing and received continuing eight-year
accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Since 2000, when it began surveying nursing graduate programs, U.S. News and World
Report has listed Cal State L.A.'s nursing graduate program among the top five
programs in California and the highest ranked CSU system School of Nursing. Judith
Papenhausen, a nursing faculty member at Cal State L.A. since 1972, directs
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