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Empowering the Next Generation of Nurses

Redefining Healthcare Services

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.

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2 Locations
and 1 fully online program


Ranked 15th
Best Nursing School in California
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Welcome Dr. Tom Olson

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.

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Dr. Tom Olson
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Student Healthcare Project

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.

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