I am pleased to welcome you to the world of Nursing. As a Professor of Nursing, and Department Chair, I believe that it
is important for you to realize that each and every nurse has been at the point in their career that you are now.
career began with an Associate of Arts in Nursing from the Los Angeles Community College District. After several years of
practice as a Registered Nurse, I returned to the educational process and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master
of Nursing-Education Specialization. I have practiced in the Acute Care setting as well as Nursing Administration and Nursing
The world of Nursing offers many choices. There are various levels of practice and areas of care specialty
for you to choose from in this remarkable profession. While we all start from the same place, you have the opportunity to
determine a personal path that will prove both challenging and sustaining. .
Joan L. Schneider RN, MN
of Nursing, Department Chair