Campus: CSU Long Beach -- March 06, 2002
Cal State Long Beach Nursing Department Earns Highest Level of Accreditation, 10 Years
The Department of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach
has received the highest level of accreditation, 10 years, from the Commission
on Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting arm of the American Association
of College Nursing based in Washington, D.C.
Loucine Huckabay, director of nursing at CSULB, said she was thrilled
with the department's recognition. "Two years ago, we received the
full five years of accreditation from the California Board of Registered
Nursing. We have very qualified students and highly specialized faculty,"
The re-accreditation, awarded after four days of grueling review, judged
the department on its administration, curriculum and resources (including
The department was cited for the strength of its curriculum and the number
of grants it attracted. Graduate student grants are available when students
are enrolled in the clinical component of their program. They are often
eligible for monthly stipends between $500 and $600 while undergraduates
qualify for Pell grants, she added.
The quality of the program is underlined by a heavy undergraduate demand
that last year drew 95 qualified students for 36 available positions.