Empowering the Next Generation of Nurses
California State University San Marcos School of Nursing was founded in 2006 through a generous donation from Palomar Health. A partnership was then forged with Extended Learning to expand the School of Nursing offerings and to help meet the healthcare needs of San Diego County.
We strive to be a dynamic leader in the art and science of nursing and educate ethical and culturally sensitive nursing students to alleviate suffering and promote, preserve, and restore dignity for all patients.
This pre-licensure program leads to a B.S. in Nursing. When complete, students are eligible for licensure and certification.
This 24-month program is designed for students who hold a degree outside of Nursing and who have not completed any LVN or RN coursework.
Designed for students who have a valid California LVN license, meet the program requirements, and want to pursue a B.S. in Nursing degree.
This is an accelerated, fully online program designed for Registered Nurses with an Associate’s degree to earn their BSN in just 16 months.
This part-time program prepares nurses for positions in the health care industry and continued study at the doctoral level.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome Dr. Tom Olson, our new Director for the CSUSM School of Nursing. He comes with a wealth of experience as a faculty member and administrator in nursing and allied health at Northeastern University, Mercy College, New York University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Hawaii.
The Student Healthcare Project offers free, community based healthcare clinics throughout San Diego County. Run by licensed medical professionals and nursing undergraduates and graduate students, we serve the working poor, underinsured and uninsured residents of our community in a respectful and compassionate manner.