The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing (PACSON) transforms lives, fosters healthy, thriving communities across greater Los Angeles, Southern California, and the nation by cultivating and amplifying our students’ unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect.
The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing (BSN), Master's Degree Program in Nursing (MSN), and Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate Program (PM Certificate) at Cal State LA Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Dr. Ali Tayyeb
Ali Tayyeb, an assistant professor in the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, completed a memorial art project to honor health care professionals who have lost their lives during the pandemic.
In the news
PACSON receives Higher Education Excellence Diversity (HEED) award for third consecutive year.
Cal State LA nursing graduate program ranked among nation's best
Cal State LA Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing receives high ranking.
California State University-Los Angeles has been ranked #5 for the Best Affordable Degree for RN-to-BSN.
Alexandra Martin, Cal State LA nursing major, receives CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Who is Patricia A. Chin?
California State University, Los Angeles dedicated its first named school, the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, in honor of the alumna and longtime faculty member. Patricia A. Chin earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at Cal State LA and taught at the university for many years, later serving as director and, upon her retirement, professor emerita.