The School of Nursing provides high quality, seamless, undergraduate and graduate education that prepares nursing leaders at all levels of practice to advance the health of all people, nationally and globally, utilizing a curriculum that cultivates creativity, learning, professional accountability, and academic integrity.
Learners are prepared to enhance their professionalism and critical thinking skills in order to foster a culture of trust and provide theoretical and evidenced based nursing care competently in a safe, ethical and equitable manner to socioeconomic and culturally diverse patient populations in various healthcare settings utilizing the latest information and technology.
The School is dedicated to providing a rich and dynamic educational experience to those who choose the freedom and flexibility in learning to achieve their educational goals.
Degree & Certificate Programs
CalSouthern’s BSN and MSN programs meet the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements to apply for PHN certification in California. Registered Nurses from other states, please check your home state’s specific requirements.
Johanna Bruner, MS, RN, FNP
Johanna Bruner is a lifelong educator with extensive instructional and clinical experience in nursing and health education. She brings to California Southern University a deep commitment to educating professional nurses in every capacity with her demonstrated administrative and practice experience. She has held several high-level positions with UCLA Health, LA County Emergency Medical Services, and Beth Israel Medical Center. Her publications and research interests include Cardiac Disease, Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Environment and the Promotion of the Nursing Profession and the Importance of ongoing Education and Mentorship.
The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Nursing are skilled nursing professionals with experience across a wide variety of leadership and senior education positions in an array of healthcare settings. In addition, they are highly qualified and dedicated educators.
You will appreciate this dual, academic and professional nursing experience as you work one-on-one with your faculty mentor for each course. They will be available to support your learning and mastery of the course content. Perhaps even more important, they will also be able to help you utilize the concepts that you learn and apply them to real-world issues.
Learn more about this group of professionals dedicated to your success here.
The higher education I received at CalSouthern allows me to be more marketable to the workforce and be able to address evolving and changing needs in nursing.
– Ron Davies, MSN
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Accreditation & Approvals
California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. www.wscuc.org
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs at California Southern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.