The School of Nursing provides high quality undergraduate and graduate education that prepares nursing leaders at all levels of practice to advance the health of all people, nationally, and globally.

Learners are prepared to enhance their professionalism and critical thinking in order to provide theoretical and evidenced-based nursing care in an ethical manner to socioeconomic and culturally diverse patient populations in various healthcare settings utilizing the latest information and technology.

The School of Nursing 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.

Dean Profile

Ruth Ngati, DNP, MSN-CNS, RN, PHN

Dr. Ngati holds a Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) degree and is a Registered Nurse (RN) in California with an Active RN License and Clinical Specialty Certificates. Her teaching experience includes Professor of Nursing at California Baptist University and West Coast University as Content-Expert for Medical, Surgical & Geriatric nursing courses. Her Administrative Healthcare experience includes Director of Hospital-wide Education, and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). As CNO, she managed all aspects of patient care issues and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the hospital.

Faculty Mentors

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 that.

I’ve been more than satisfied with the support I’ve received from CalSouthern faculty and staff. There are faculty members that I know I will be able to reach out to in the future with a question or if I just want to run an idea past them.

– Justin Lord

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Contact us to learn more about our online nursing programs.

Call us at : 1.800.477.2254 | Email: admissions@calsouthern.edu

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

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202‑887‑6791

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