The mission of the graduate program in nursing at California State University San Marcos is to provide superior graduate education to qualified San Diego students, leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Our objective is to prepare San Diego area nurses in generalist and advanced practice roles for positions in the health care industry, community or public health agencies, and academia, and for continued study at the doctoral level.
The MSN program includes a strong foundation in theory and research inquiry. The School of Nursing acknowledges the responsibility to address the nursing and health care needs in populations in San Diego and Riverside counties, as well as communities around the globe, including those who are underserved and vulnerable. The graduate program builds on the knowledge gained at the baccalaureate level and promotes nursing scholarship at the local, state, national and international level through research, service and practice. Values, ethics and multicultural perspectives are heavily embedded within the graduate program. Cultural sensitivity and competence are emphasized in the curriculum as students interface with a diverse population both professionally and in the care of clients, families and communities.