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Cal State L.A.’s nursing grad program
continues to be among ‘America’s Best’


Grad programs in fine arts, public affairs, rehabilitation counseling, social work

at Cal State L.A. also ranked in

U.S. News for reputation of excellence


Los Angeles, CA – U.S. News and World Report 2011America’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 two in the Los Angeles area, and one of only two CSU campuses making the list.

Since 2000, when it began surveying nursing graduate programs, U.S. News and World Report has continually listed Cal State L.A.’s nursing graduate program among the top five programs in California.

Cal State L.A. nursing program began in the late 1960s. Part of the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Nursing comprises about 700 pre-nursing majors, more than 300 undergraduate nursing students, nearly 140 graduate students and 20 full-time faculty members.

Options offered in the graduate program include nursing education, nursing administration, psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialist, nursing case management and four nurse-practitioner options: primary and acute adult, primary and acute pediatric, family and psychiatric/mental health.

The School’s programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and received continuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

These other graduate programs at Cal State L.A. also made the U.S. News rankings this year:


According to U.S. News, 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.”   

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