top nursing grad program

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May 12, 2006

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
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For immediate release:
Cal State L.A.’s Nursing Graduate Program
Receives Top National Ranking

Los Angeles, CA – U.S. News and World Report continues to rank Cal State L.A.’s nursing master’s degree program among the top in the nation. CSULA's nursing graduate program 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 2007 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” edition.

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. CSULA nursing programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and received continuing 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.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located only five miles from the Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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