Jun 13, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing



Cinthya Sotelo
(323) 343-4718


  • Associate Professors: Darlene N. Finocchiaro, Elizabeth J. Winokur, Ayman Tailakh, Cinthya Sotelo (Director), Jean O’Neil
  • Assistant Professors: Ali Tayyeb, Ray Gantioque, Stacey Warner, Renee Johnson, Angela Weather, Taqialdeen Zamil, Christina Recinos
  • 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


The faculty in the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing believes that nursing is a healthcare 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 or in nursing administration or education roles.

Mission Statement

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing transforms lives and 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. Through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service the faculty, advisors, and staff support students’ overall success, well-being, and the greater good for the populations we serve.


Both the Baccalaureate degree program and the Master’s degree program in nursing at Cal State LA Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Chin Family Institute for Nursing

  • Executive Director: Dr. Lorie H. Judson
  • Email: ljudson@calstatela.edu
  • Office: SH C101
  • Phone: (323) 343-4719
  • Website: https://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/cfin
  • Mission: The mission of the Chin Family Institute for Nursing is the advancement of nursing education, advocacy, leadership, and action. The Chin Family Institute for Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles will serve as a center for nursing excellence with an emphasis on caring for diverse, underserved urban populations. Leaders in nursing and health care will view the Chin Family Institute for Nursing and the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing as a primary source of research and training in urban health. The tenets of the Affordable Care Act that encourage the prevention of disease and treatment of the whole person will be emphasized.


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