Kaiser Permanente Program at CSLA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/08/96

CONTACT: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

Cal State L.A. Partners with Kaiser Permanente
to Enhance Cal State L.A. Graduate Nursing Program

Los Angeles, March 8, 1996 -- The Department of Clinical Services at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California and the Department of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles have recently formed a partnership to develop two acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) options in the master of science program at Cal State L.A.

The partnership, which was made possible through a grant totaling nearly $100,000 from Kaiser Permanente, was coordinated by CSLA Professors of Nursing Linda Fahey, MSN, RN, ANP-C, and Chris Latham, DNSc, RN. The monies will be used to develop an educational infrastructure for advanced nursing practice courses, specializing in adult cardiopulmonary and pediatric critical care nursing.

The proposed ACNP options will offer graduate students in the nursing master's program the opportunity to learn the new ACNP role which was recently sanctioned by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Nurses Association.

Aspects unique to the proposed options include focuses on vulnerable populations that are at high risk for disease exacerbation and complications; student clinical rotations through inpatient, outpatient and community-based settings to develop a strong nurse care management role; and a long-distance educational component using the CODEC system of two-way audio and visual teleconferencing.

For students who are interested in the ACNP options, call (323) 343-4710 for more information.

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