Simpson Tower F417
Phone: (323) 343-4700
Cynthia B. Hughes, Director
The faculty in the School of Nursing believes that nursing is a health care profession, which systematically assists patients/clients to achieve health or health-related goals. The focus of nursing is on a health promotion system of care and nurses provide health care for individuals, families and communities. Further, the faculty believes that students, endowed with the capacity for self-direction, are responsible for their own learning and self-development.
The nursing curriculum prepares nurses for professional careers in the maintenance and promotion of health and in supportive, preventive, therapeutic, and restorative nursing care for individuals, families, and communities in institutional and community-based settings. Students who complete the undergraduate program will have acquired knowledge and skills specific to generalized professional nursing practice and will be qualified to assume leadership roles. Students who complete the graduate program will be prepared to function in advanced nursing practice roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, or case managers or in nursing administration or education roles.
Professors: Thomas Barkley, Jr., Cynthia B. Hughes (Director), Beatrice Yorker.
Associate Professors: Lorie H. Judson, Paula Vuckovich, Ming-Fang Wang, Gail Washington.
Assistant Professors: Margaret Avila, Jon D. Christensen, Darlene N. Finocchiaro, Karen Herold, Donna Scemons, Mary Anne Schultz, Nnenna Weathers.
Emeriti: Marlohn Balas, Evelyn Malkin Barclay, Beverly R. Bigler, Henry Etta Brown Blackmon, Miriam M. Blomquist, Randy M. Caine, Patricia A. Chin, Sarah P. Farnham, Marlene Farrell, Eleanor Ferguson-Marshalleck, Marilyn Friedman, Jo Ann Johnson, Wanda L. King, Jung Kim Miller, Irene M. Molloy, Freda V. O’Bannon-Lemmi, Helen M. O’Connell, Marjorie Elaine O’Leary, Judith L. Papenhausen, Barbara Peterson Sinclair, Diane Vernon, Rhea P. Williams, DeAnn Marie Young.
Programs for this School:
• Nursing, B.S.
• Nursing, M.S.
• Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
• Post Master's Certificate in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP): Adult Specialty
• Post Master's Certificate in Adult Nurse Practitioner Speciality (ANP)
• Post Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
• Post Master's Certificate in Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric/Mental Health
• Nursing Administration
• Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
• Post Master's Certificate in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Speciality
• Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Health Services Credential: School Nurse Services