Nursing Faculty

Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Nursing Faculty

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 credentialed 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 there to answer any questions you may have about the course material. Perhaps even more important, they will also be able to help you take the concepts that you learn and apply them to real-world issues that arise in today’s nursing practice.

They understand the challenges you face in your practice; they’ve been there.

Faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and responsive, and they are available to you via phone, email or Skype.

We think you’ll agree that one-on-one faculty mentoring is an effective, efficient and enjoyable way to learn.


Carolyn Washington, DNP

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Patient safety, evidence-based practice, simulation in nursing education, student success

As a nurse in acute healthcare care and out-patient settings for over 40 years, Dr. Carolyn Washington brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as a nurse educator. She is able to draw on her rich experience to facilitate learning for pre-licensure and practicing nurses. Dr. Washington believes that students bring to learning environments many differing talents, learning styles and life experiences, and she welcomes and enjoys the richness that diversity brings to the educational environment.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, Dr. Washington is a member of the National League for Nursing, a premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. Additionally, in order to foster high standards of nursing practice, project positive and realistic views of nursing practice, and to stay abreast of healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public, she is also a member of the American Nurses Association.

Dr. Washington is a native Mississippian who migrated to California over 30 years ago. She spends her personal time supporting and enjoying her six grandchildren in numerous activities, such as football and basketball. She enjoys RV vacation trips with her family to see the landscapes of our beautiful country. She is an avid gospel and jazz enthusiast and loves to step dance. She also enjoys keeping up with all professional sports, such as basketball, football, tennis and golf.

Educational Background
DNP, Western University of Health Services, Pomona, California; MSN, BSN, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California; AA Nursing, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles, California


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