Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- July 12, 2002
Cal State L.A. Receives Major Grant for School
of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program
The California State University, Los Angeles School of Nursing has been
awarded a $759,669 Advanced Nursing Education three-year funded grant
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supports
a graduate Family Nurse Practitioner option. An in-kind donation from
Cal State L.A. of nearly $270,000 brings the project-funding total to
almost $973,000. The option will expand a Cal State L.A. graduate nursing
program that has been ranked the top program in the CSU system and among
the top four programs in California by U.S. News and World Report.
As defined by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a nurse practitioner
is “a Registered Nurse (RN) who has advanced education and clinical
training in a health care specialty area.” This Cal State L.A.
Family Nurse Practitioner option will bring together a unique union
of culturally diverse faculty, students, and clients, contributing to
the expansion of the graduate minority workforce in nursing and enhancing
the number of primary health care providers ready to serve locally,
nationally, and internationally.
The Cal State L.A. program currently includes the following options:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Pediatric Care Nurse Practitioner,
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Acute Adult Care Nurse Practitioner, Nursing
Education, Nursing Administration, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical
Nurse Specialist. All graduate work may be completed in full- or part-time
For information, call Susan Elliott, Ph.D., R.N.C., Family and Women’s
Health Nurse Practitioner, Cal State L.A. Family Nurse Practitioner
coordinator, grant director, (323) 343-4715 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or Cynthia Hughes, Ed.D., P.N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner grant co-director,
(323) 343-4716 <email@example.com>.
The Cal State L.A. nursing program has been a unit in the College of
Health and Human Services since its inception, and a department since
1960. Recently granted the status of School, the expansion and development
of the School of Nursing characterizes the rapid growth and increased
professional status of Cal State L.A.’s College of Health and
Human Services over the past five years. The School of Nursing comprises
about 200 pre-nursing majors, slightly over 200 undergraduate nursing
students, more than 100 graduate students and 24 full-time faculty.
Cal State L.A.’s nursing programs are approved by the California
Board of Registered Nursing and recently received continuing eight-year
accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission