California State University, Los Angeles has announced a $7 million gift from alumnus Patricia Chin, and her husband, William Chin, to establish a nursing institute.
The gift will endow the Patricia A. Chin Family Institute for Nursing and create a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. "As U.S. health care evolves to improve the quality and access to patients and reduce the waste in our healthcare system, it is nursing that will be the catalyst for this change," said Chin.
Dr. Chin, a Cal State LA alumna, earned a bachelor's degree from the school in 1980 and a master's degree in 1984. She also served as director of the Cal State LA School of Nursing and was later named emerita faculty. William Chin was a founding partner and executive medical director of HealthCare Partners, LLC.
"Their assistance will enable the university to continue to be a national leader in nursing education and ensure student success and academic distinction for years to come," said Cal State LA president William A. Covino.