About School of Nursing


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at California State University Dominguez Hills are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The university is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Professional Licensure and Certification in other States or Territories:

CSUDH is not regulated in Texas under Texas Education Code, Chapter 132.

CSUDH programs for professions that required licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into nursing programs that required licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain licensure or a certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

CSUDH has not determined whether its nursing programs meet other states' or territories' educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete the CSUDH program, they will meet their state's or territory's requirement for licensure. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR 668.43(c).  


The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide excellent educational opportunities for adult learners, who reflect the diversity of our community, to apply knowledge, skills, and values that improve nursing practice and healthcare in our communities and the global society. The faculty achieves this mission by providing outstanding teaching, scholarship and service that empower the learners to be leaders in the nursing profession. 


The School of Nursing envisions transforming healthcare to serve the needs of culturally diverse communities and the global society, in a dynamic teaching and learning environment, through the innovative caring practice of its nursing faculty, students and graduates. 

We Value

  • Health as a fundamental right for all
  • Respect for each learner's uniqueness
  • Ethic of caring
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Collaborative partnerships with the community
  • Accessible, flexible, and progressive professional education
  • Innovative instructional delivery and informational technology
  • Implemented 5/18/2012; Updated 11/6/2013; 2015
  • Code of Ethics for Nurses, American Nurses Association (2015)



The philosophy of the School of Nursing is a statement of beliefs and values held by the faculty about health, persons, environment, nursing, healthcare, education and learning. We believe that health is a dynamic continuum of interactive processes and health conditions, ranging from wellness to end-of-life. Persons participate in health-related activities based on their beliefs and values within the context of culture and society. The term "person" refers to individuals, families, communities and populations, especially those who are at risk, vulnerable or living in underserved communities. We believe the environment is global and dynamic in nature; it includes the constant, mutual interaction of internal and external forces upon individuals, families, communities and societies. We value diversity and strive to assure the provision of quality, cost-effective, culturally competent nursing care to all persons.

We believe that quality healthcare should be accessible to all people and that it should be delivered according to the principle of justice. Professional nurses assume multiple roles in providing healthcare services to persons in settings wherever nursing is required. Nurses adhere to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics and the professional standards that define safe and effective nursing practice. Through political awareness and action, nurses shape the healthcare delivery system.

We believe that nursing education at the University level prepares registered nurses for roles that focus on prevention and health, as well as illness. We value ongoing opportunities to employ technological advances to make higher-degree programs accessible to registered nurses locally, nationally and internationally using distance education delivery systems. We believe that education is a shared undertaking wherein the faculty is the facilitator and the learner is an active participant in knowledge development through the use of technology and student-centered learning activities. Further, we believe that learning is lifelong, and includes all facets of the adult learner's environment - home, workplace and society.

We believe that curricula are designed to prepare registered nurses for roles in an ever-changing, evolving society and healthcare system. Curricula reflect responses to current trends and the demands of nursing and healthcare delivery systems, and proactive thinking about the future of nursing and healthcare.

The undergraduate curriculum is a vehicle for registered nurse students to develop personal and professional accountability, critical thinking, and the ability to select and apply theories, principles, concepts and research to the delivery of quality nursing care. The graduate curriculum builds directly upon the undergraduate nursing program and prepares registered nurses for advanced practice roles as leaders, educators, and providers of health promotion, disease prevention and disease management for individuals, families, groups, and populations. Graduates are prepared with in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced skills to critically analyze information and systems to provide, or direct others to provide, evidence-based patient care, recognizing its contextual nature and novel circumstances. Success is achieved when students meet or exceed the program outcomes and fulfill their personal and professional goals for their career and stage of life.

Continuing Education

Provider Information

All BSN and MSN courses taken for academic credit through the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills, are approved for C.E. recognition by the California Board of Registered Nursing at the rate of 15 contact hours per academic unit of credit. Non-nursing general education courses do not qualify. Your transcript is your certificate of completion.

Although the Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education offerings, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Complaints regarding continuing education providers or continuing education offerings should be addressed to the Board.

Contact the School of Nursing

Email: SONdepartment@csudh.edu (preferred)

Main line: (310) 243-3596