Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background

  School of Health & Human Services

Patricia A. Chin

Director School of Nursing

Office: ST F417
FAX: 3-6454


I am pleased to be serving as Director of the School of Nursing. These are challenging time for nursing and for nursing education..



My area of clinical expertise is Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. In the undergraduate nursing program I teach courses in nursing case management with vulnerable population, and nursing concept in health promotion and treatment adherence. In the graduate program I teach courses related to nursing theory, nursing research, and nursing care of vulnerable populations.  The essence of professional nursing was originally grounded in  the community. I hope that in the future we can establish a CSLA nursing wellness center and  nurse managed clinic either on or off-campus. .


My research interests are in the areas of community-based nursing and wellness and health promotion. I am the co-editor of a textbook on rehabilitation nursing and the author of a review text on the fundamentals of nursing. My dissertation was "Factors Influencing Battered Women's Perceptions of Controllability of Violence in Intimate Relationships."

Representative Professional Activities

      Clinical Nurse Specialist - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

      Faculty Advisor CSLA Nursing Alumni Association

      Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

      National Nursing Center Consortium




in print Kim, A. & Chin, P. The effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme on elderly patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Journal of Clinical Nursing
in print Chin, P. A., Papenhausen, J. , & Burges, C. Nursing case management, In I. M. Lubkin, & . P. D. Larsen (Eds.). Chronic Illness Impact and Interventions, (Chapter 18)
in print Change Agent. In I. M. Lubkin, & P.D. Larsen (Eds.). Chronic Illness Impact and Intervention (Chapter 13.)
2002 Change Agent. In I. M. Lubkin, & P.D. Larsen (Eds.). Chronic Illness Impact and Intervention (pp. 313-336.)
2002 Integrating concepts of managed care and nursing case management into academic curricula. In T. G. Cesta (Ed.). Survival Strategies for Nurses in Managed Care, (pp 196-217)
1998 Rehabilitation Nursing Practice. NY: McGraw Hill
1995 The Skidmore Roth Outline Series: Fundamentals of Nursing
1989 "American nurses must assume an active role to transform the status quo" in Nurse
1989 "American nurses have been ordered to care in a society that does not value caring" in Nurse
1988 "Do American nurses assume the role of victim?" in Nurse


DNS Nursing 1992
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

MS Nursing 1984

Los Angeles, CA

BS Nursing 1979

Los Angeles, CA

Office Hours - Appointments are made through the School of Nursing Administrative Office .


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