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American University of Health Sciences


School of Nursing
1600 East Hill Street, Building 1
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Marilyn Uvero, EdD, MSN, RN
Title: Chief Nurse Administrator

Phone: 562-988-2788
Fax: 562-988-1791

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: February 3, 2021
Most Recent Accreditation Date: February 3, 2021
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2026
Last On-Site Evaluation: February 2021
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2026


Azusa Pacific University


School of Nursing
701 East Foothill Avenue, PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Aja Tulleners Lesh, PhD, RN
Title: Dean and Professor

Phone: 626-815-5384
Fax: 626-815-5414

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: February 28, 2018
Most Recent Accreditation Date: February 28, 2018
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2028
Last On-Site Evaluation: February 2018
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2028


California Baptist University


School of Nursing
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Karen Bradley, DNP, PNP-BC, NEA-BC
Title: Dean, Professor of Nursing

Phone: 951-552-8913
Fax: 951-552-8402

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: September 27, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: September 27, 2017
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2028
Last On-Site Evaluation: September 2017
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2027


California State University, Dominguez Hills


School of Nursing
1000 East Victoria Street, Welch Hall - A330
Carson, CA 90747
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Ronald B. Norby, DNP, RN, PHN, NEA-BC
Title: Interim Director

Phone: 310-243-3979

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: October 1, 2018
Most Recent Accreditation Date: October 1, 2018
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2029
Last On-Site Evaluation: October 2018
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2028


California State University, Fresno


School of Nursing
2345 East San Ramon Avenue, M/S MH25
Fresno, CA 93740-8031
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Sylvia Miller, EdD, RN, FNP-C
Title: Chair and Associate Professor

Phone: 559-278-4788
Fax: 559-278-6360

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: September 9, 2019
Most Recent Accreditation Date: September 9, 2019
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2030
Last On-Site Evaluation: September 2019
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2029


California State University, Long Beach


School of Nursing
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Room 61B
Long Beach, CA 90840-0301
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Loucine M. Huckabay, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Title: Director and Professor

Phone: 562-985-4582
Fax: 562-985-2382

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: October 21, 2020
Most Recent Accreditation Date: October 21, 2020
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2031
Last On-Site Evaluation: October 2020
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2030


California State University, San Marcos


School of Nursing
335 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92078-9924
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Wendy Hansbrough, PhD, RN, CNE
Title: Director

Phone: 760-750-7581

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: February 8, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: February 8, 2017
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2027
Last On-Site Evaluation: February 2017
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2027


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science


Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Delia Santana, PhD, MSN, MPH, CNS, RN, PHN
Title: Acting Dean

Phone: 310-686-5531
Fax: 323-568-3389

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: April 3, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: April 3, 2017
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2027
Last On-Site Evaluation: April 2017
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2027


Holy Names University


School of Nursing
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619-9989
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Pamela V. Stanley, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CENP
Title: Interim Dean

Phone: 510-436-1551
Fax: 510-436-1376

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: April 10, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: April 10, 2017
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2027
Last On-Site Evaluation: April 2017
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2027


Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles


Department of Nursing
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Leah Z. Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Title: Dean

Phone: 310-954-4232
Fax: 310-954-4229

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: April 8, 2019
Most Recent Accreditation Date: April 8, 2019
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2029
Last On-Site Evaluation: April 2019
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2029


National University


Department of Nursing
3678 Aero Court
San Diego, CA 92123
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Susan Drummond, PhD,MSN, APRN, CNE
Title: Department Chair

Phone: 951-333-5934
Fax: 858-309-3480

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: January 11, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: November 2, 2020
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Last On-Site Evaluation: November 2020
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2025


Point Loma Nazarene University


School of Nursing
2600 Laning Rd
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Michelle Riingen, DNP, RN, CNS-BC
Title: Dean

Phone: 619-849-7908

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: October 1, 2018
Most Recent Accreditation Date: October 1, 2018
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2029
Last On-Site Evaluation: October 2018
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2028


Samuel Merritt University


College of Nursing
3100 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94609
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Title: Dean and Professor

Phone: 510-879-3347

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: September 25, 2017
Most Recent Accreditation Date: September 25, 2017
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2028
Last On-Site Evaluation: September 2017
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2027


Sonoma State University


Department of Nursing
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN, FAADN
Title: Department Chair

Phone: 707-664-2465
Fax: 707-664-2653

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: September 23, 2019
Most Recent Accreditation Date: September 23, 2019
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2025
Last On-Site Evaluation: September 2019
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2024


Touro University California


School of Nursing
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Terrye Moore-Harper, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL
Title: Interim Director

Phone: 707-638-5855
Fax: 707-638-5848

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: March 1, 2021
Most Recent Accreditation Date: March 1, 2021
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2031
Last On-Site Evaluation: March 2021
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2031


University of California, San Francisco


School of Nursing
2 Koret Way, Room 319C, Box 0604
San Francisco, CA 94143-0604
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Dean

Phone: 415-476-1805
Fax: 415-476-9707

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: March 11, 2020
Most Recent Accreditation Date: March 11, 2020
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2030
Last On-Site Evaluation: March 2020
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2030


University of San Francisco


School of Nursing & Health Professions
2130 Fulton Street, Cowell 102
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Patricia F. Pearce, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Title: Interim Dean

Phone: 415-422-4009
Fax: 415-422-6877

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: September 17, 2014
Most Recent Accreditation Date: September 17, 2014
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2025
Last On-Site Evaluation: September 2014
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2024


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Department of Nursing
700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Kathleen Polley-Payne, PhD, MSN, RN, PNP
Title: Executive Program Director

Phone: 904-770-3606

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: October 22, 2018
Most Recent Accreditation Date: October 22, 2018
Accreditation Term Expires: June 30, 2024
Last On-Site Evaluation: October 2018
Next On-Site Evaluation: Fall 2023


West Coast University


College of Nursing
151 Innovation Drive
Irvine, CA 92617-3040
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Chiarina Piazza, PhD, RN
Title: Associate Dean, College of Nursing

Phone: 949-398-2350

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: March 3, 2014
Most Recent Accreditation Date: March 3, 2014
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2024
Last On-Site Evaluation: March 2014
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2024



Western University of Health Sciences


College of Graduate Nursing
309 East Second Street, College Plaza
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Link to Website

Chief Nurse Administrator: Mary Lopez, PhD, RN
Title: Dean

Phone: 909-469-5523
Fax: 909-469-5521

Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date: March 14, 2016
Most Recent Accreditation Date: March 14, 2016
Accreditation Term Expires: December 31, 2026
Last On-Site Evaluation: March 2016
Next On-Site Evaluation: Spring 2026

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