California State University LA’s School of Nursing has been chosen as a recipient of the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. As a recipient of the award, Cal State LA will be featured in the December 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, recognizing their success in fostering diversity and inclusion in the School of Nursing.

INSIGHT’s annual Health Professions HEED award recognizes medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, and allied health schools in the United States that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Nursing at Cal State LA is in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services and houses 500 undergraduate nursing students, 175 graduate students, and 10 tenure-track faculty members. All programs in the School of Nursing are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The graduate nursing program offers options in nursing education, and nurse-practitioner options in primary and acute adult, family, and psychiatric/mental health. There are also Post master’s certificates available in each nurse practitioner option.

Cal State LA President William A. Covino says, “This award demonstrates that excellence and diversity go hand in hand.” As one of only two public universities in Southern California, Cal State LA’s nursing faculty and students proudly represent the diverse communities they serve.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, and they hold high standards for their institutions selected for the HEED Award. Using a holistic selection process, the comprehensive application includes questions about recruitment, retention, and continued leadership support for diversity and inclusion across an institution’s campus. You can view the 31 schools selected to receive the 2016 Health Professions award here.

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