Christine Costa

Christine Costa is an Associate Professor in the CSULB Department of Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator.  She has been a faculty member in the Nursing department since Fall 2014. She also serves as the DNP Project Coordinator.

Dr. Costa’s research and practice interests span the scope of clinical practice and include treatments, procedures, pharmacological interventions, screening procedures and diagnoses, illness prevention, psychiatric disorders, and a person’s psychological well-being throughout the lifespan.

  • William Carey University
    • Hattiesburg, MI
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Brandman University
    • Irvine, CA
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • California State University, Long Beach
    • Long Beach, CA
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Creighton University
    • Omaha, NE
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • CNE

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Integrative Health Care
  • Reflective Practice
  • Recovery/Trauma Informed Care
  • Transcultural Health  
  • Psychiatric illness across the lifespan.  
  • Health Promotion

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

  • Principle Investigator
  • ​2019-2020
  • $1 million grant
  • Increasing the educational capacity of psychiatric mental health practitioners in the Public Mental Health workforce 

Member American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Member American Psychiatric Nurses Association