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Nation, Austin

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: 657-278-5570

Department: 657-278-5570



Austin Nation, Ph.D., RN, PHN, is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco – School of Nursing, Community Health Systems. He has been a nurse for over 30 years and is currently an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton. His research interest is with understanding substance use and HIV among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM), funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/ American Nurses Association (ANA) Minority Fellowship Program. Nation was also a fellow in the Black AIDS Institute’s African American HIV University – Science and Treatment College. He has been conducting HIV prevention education for over 15 years. As part of his pre-doctoral studies, Austin completed the Minority Control Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) and was awarded the California Pre-doctoral Program – Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholars, completing summer research internships at both Yale University and Duke University. He completed his master of science in nursing with an emphasis in leadership and education at California State University, Fullerton. He was the recipient of the CSU Chancellor/William Randolph Hearst Award and the Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need (GAANN) – Clinical Teaching and Research Scholar Fellow. He is actively involved in a number of professional organizations, including president-elect of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) – Orange County/Long Beach Chapter, as well as membership in the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and National Black Nurses Association.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Substance use
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • LGBT
  • African American
  • Black mistrust of the healthcare system and medical research
  • Mental health

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Healthcare -- Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Racial Issues
  • Sexuality

  • North America