Sep 20, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019(ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
University Catalog 2018-2019(ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing

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Simpson Tower F417
Phone: (323) 343-4700
Gail Washington, Director

The faculty in the Patricia A. Chin 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.

The Faculty

Professors: Gail Washington, (Director).
Associate Professors: Darlene N. Finocchiaro, Angela Hudson.
Assistant Professors: Kathleen Hinoki, Feng-Ping (Sarah) Lee, Jean O’Neil, Donna Scemons, Ayman Tailakh, Cinthya Vasquez, Nnenna Weathers, Elizabeth Winokur.
Emeriti: Marlohn Balas, Evelyn Malkin Barclay, Thomas Barkley Jr., Beverly R. Bigler, Henry Etta Brown Blackmon, Miriam M. Blomquist, Randy M. Caine, Patricia A. Chin, Sarah P. Farnham, Marlene Farrell, Eleanor Ferguson-Marshalleck, Cynthia B Hughes, Marilyn Friedman, Jo Ann Johnson, Lorie H Judson, Wanda L. King, Jung Kim Miller, Irene M. Molloy, Freda V. O’Bannon-Lemmi, Helen M. O’Connell, Marjorie Elaine O’Leary, Barbara Peterson Sinclair, Diane Vernon, Paula Vuckovich, Ming-Fang Wang, Rhea P. Williams, Beatrice Yorker, DeAnn Marie Young.

Programs for this School:

All programs are offered pending sufficient enrollment.

Undergraduate Major

Nursing, B.S. 
Graduate Major

Nursing, M.S.  


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  

Graduate Certificate

Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP): Adult Specialty 
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Specialty Certificate 
Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 
Nurse Practitioner: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Certificate Program 
Nursing Administration 
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education  
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Practitioner: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health  

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