Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing

Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing


The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) seeks to advance the art and science of nursing by conducting nursing research and providing nursing students with high quality education, by providing necessary tools and values that emphasize health promotion, prevention and treatment of underserved communities. Our vision is to enable our graduates to increase access and provide evidence-based culturally sensitive care with dignity, respect and compassion to all individuals.

The Masters of Science program at Charles R. Drew Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

The Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

Graduates of the MS program with the FNP specialty are eligible to take a certification exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn the FNP-BC credential; or take a certification exam through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn the NP-C credential.

Persons who complete the Entry Level Masters (ELM) pre-licensure segment of the master’s program are eligible to apply for the Public Health Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Graduates of Advanced Nursing Education program are eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination.

CDU has a zero tolerance for any form of discrimination and/or harassment including, but not limited to, discrimination and\or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), physical handicap, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetics, or religion. CDU does not prohibit the use of any language unless such prohibition is required for business or academic purposes. CDU will reasonably accommodate any employee or job applicant that requires such an accommodation.

CDU will not retaliate against any employee, applicant, or student because they have engaged in protected activity.

CDU supports, and is in compliance with, Title IV, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, SaVE Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and all other applicable State and Federal Statutes.