School of Nursing of Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services CalState LA Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion

Los Angeles, CA—The School of Nursing of the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services , CalState LA received a national award for second year in a row for its success in fostering diversity and inclusion.

Simulation lab in the School of Nursing (image credit: CalState LA)

The 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, veterinary and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Nursing received the award for the second consecutive year based on its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion among faculty and staff, as well as students within the nursing programs.

The School of Nursing, which is in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services, comprises approximately 500 undergraduate nursing students, 175 graduate students and 12 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Cal State LA’s nursing master’s degree program is ranked one of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report 2018 “Best Grad Schools.”

The graduate program offers a Nursing Education option and nurse-practitioner options in Adult Gerontology Primary Care, Adult Gerontology Acute Care, Family, and Family Psychiatric Mental Health. Cal State LA launched a joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in fall 2012.

The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services is composed of nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs spread across seven departments and schools.

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