California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) recently received a $7 million gift to name the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing and establish the Chin Family Institute for Nursing. Dr. Patricia Chin became a strong supporter of the university after earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university in 1980 and 1984 respectively. She later served as director of the Cal State LA School of Nursing and was named emerita faculty upon her retirement.

The Chins’ made their donation to endow the Chin Family Institute for Nursing and create a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Chin’s husband, William Chin, also maintains a career in the healthcare field as a founding partner and executive medical director for HealthCare Partners, LLC.

Dr. Patricia Chin told CalStateLA.edu, “As US healthcare evolves to improve the quality and access to patients and reduce the waste in our healthcare system, it is nursing that will be the catalyst for this change.” Cal State LA is grateful for the Chins’ donation which will enable the university to continue their national leadership in nursing education. The support from a successful alumna and former faculty member will help prepare current and future students for success in the fields of nursing and healthcare.

To read more about the Chin’s donation and Cal State LA’s Schools of Nursing and Health and Human Services, visit here.

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