Natalie Cheffer

Dr. Natalie Cheffer is a full professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach.  Dr. Cheffer has been teaching at CSULB since fall 1993.  Dr. Cheffer has taught undergraduate pediatrics, health assessment, and currently coordinates and teaches in the pediatric nurse practitioner program. 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

California State University, Long Beach


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

University of San Diego


Master of Nursing,

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Certificate

University of California, Los Angeles.


Bachelor of Science, Nursing 

Bachelor of Science, Health Science with a focus in community health education.

California State University, Long Beach.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification

Pediatric Primary Care

Pediatric Mental Health

School-based Health Care

LA-Care Community Benefit Grant
  • Health on Wheels Program
  • 2019-2021
  • $70,000.00
  • Funding from LA – CARE to support the physician supervisor and the pediatric nurse practitioner faculty member to provide health care services to underserved and uninsured children in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.  
CSULB Alumni Grants Program 
  • Recipient 2019  
  • Awarded:  $5,705.44 
  • Grant used to fund the purchase an airway management trainer 
  • and chest drain simulator to benefit the graduate students in the acute 
  • care adult gerontology nurse practitioner programs in the School of 
  • Nursing.  
White Coat Ceremony Program 
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • 2017-2018
  • $1,000
  • This grant was awarded to implement a White Coat Ceremony for the 
  • incoming BSN nursing students fall 2017 and spring 2018 cohorts.  
Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Fellow 
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Fellowship designed to further develop and enhance leadership skills in new and emerging executive administrators in BSN and graduate programs.  
Small Faculty Grant:  Evaluation of an Obesity Prevention and Management Program in a School based Mobile Clinic. 
  • 2016-2017
  • Co - Project Director:  Dr. Natalie Cheffer
  • Co - Project Director:  Dr. Gayle Early
  • Awarded:  $10,000
CSULB President and Provost Leadership Fellows Program 
  • Fellow
  • 2015 – 2017
  • Program offered faculty the opportunity to create an individualize curriculum for professional development through personal leadership assessment and mentoring. 
Song Brown Special Project Grant
  • Co-Project Investigator with Dr. Lucy Huckabay
  • 2014-2016
  • Awarded:  $150,000.00
  • Collaborated in the development of this grant with the intent to increase the number of graduates from the FNP program who will serve in provider short areas in the state.     
CSULB Alumni Grants Program 
  • Recipient 2014 – 2015 
  • Awarded:  $5,902.90 
  • Grant funding used to fund the purchase of the DxR Clinician web-based patient 
  • simulation software to benefit the graduate students in the nurse practitioner 
  • programs in the School of Nursing.  
Kaiser Permanente 
  • Downey Community Benefit Program 
  • Project Director 2014 – 2015 
  • Awarded:  $13,000
  • Grant funding used to fund a physician supervisor for the 
  • Health on Wheels program.   
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Faculty Grant
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Project Director 2012-2013, 2013 - 2014
  • Awarded:  $50,000
  • Grant money used to hire two part-time nurse practitioner faculty to see patients a Health on Wheels, school-based clinic and serve as preceptors for PNP and FNP students.  

NAPNAP – Member

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board – Fellow

American Academy of Pediatrics – Associate