Nursing Information Sessions

The following Information Sessions will provide an overview of School of Nursing programs offered at Cal State San Marcos, through CSU State-support tuition (Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN Programs).  Each session will include adequate time for questions and answers with our Nursing Advisors.  These sessions are optional and are intended for prospective students who live within driving distance and have questions about any of our upcoming Nursing Programs.

Reservations are required. Curently, we do not have any Nursing Information Sessions scheduled for Fall.  Please check this page again for dates.

Handouts will not be provided at our Info Sessions.  Please print out any of the following handouts to bring with you, or to refer to after our session:

All of the following Information Sessions are being held at the CSUSM School of Nursing, located in San Marcos, California.  Driving directions and parking information are provided below. Please check this webpage periodically for new sessions that will be offered.


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For the Accelerated BSN, MSN, and  RN to BSN/MSN programs, please visit the Extended Learning Web site:, under 'Degree Programs'.  These School of Nursing Programs are currently administered through Extended Learning, but are taught by our School of Nursing Faculty.  The Extended Learning Nursing Advisors offer separate Information Sessions for these Nursing programs.  The dates, times, and location of these Info Sessions are posted on their Web site.

LVN Training/Coursework Completed:  If you completed military training that is equivalent to the required LVN coursework, you may be eligible for our LVN to BSN, provided you will have a valid CA LVN license and will have completed the CSU Pre-Nursing Core coursework prior to entry to the program. If you completed your actual LVN and/or RN Nursing Courses at an institution which was not WASC accredited (or other regional affiliate) at the time you took your courses, OR your LVN coursework does not appear on a college/university transcript from a regionally-accredited institution, you are currently not eligible for our respective LVN to BSN or RN to BSN programs. For students with such LVN coursework, we encourage you to contact one of our local Community Colleges with LVN to RN programs (MiraCosta, Palomar, Mt. San Jacinto, San Diego City, Grossmont, or Southwestern Colleges.)  You may then be admissible to our RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs, once you have completed an Associate's Degree in Nursing and have passed the NCLEX RN exam. 

Driving/Parking Directions:

See the San Marcos Campus Map for detailed directions, building and parking lot locations, and parking instructions. 

Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) Building: The PPH building, which stands for "Palomar Pomerado Health, San Marcos Health Center" is located on the northwest corner of S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. and Craven Dr.  This building is located on the edge of campus and has a large "PPH" on the top of the tower, located at the corner of these two streets.  You do not need to enter the actual campus of CSU San Marcos to access our building.  We are located on the second floor, right off the stairs and elevator.  If you are attending an Info Session during the daytime, you will need to park in the School of Nursing area of the lot (marked in green) and display a temporary permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.  If you do not receive a permit by email prior to the Session, you will need to pick one up from the front desk the day of the Session.  You risk having your car towed if you park in designated areas of the lot without a permit.  Please do not park in patient parking.  If you park in one of the parking lots on the main CSUSM campus, you will need to purchase a short-term parking permit.

Markstein Hall:  Martstein Hall is located on the CSU San Marcos Campus, near Academic Hall and the Foundations Classroom Buildings.  Attendees can either park for free at the PPH building and walk up to Markstein Hall, or must pay to park on campus, closer to Markstein Hall.  Marktein Hall is accessed via Palm Canyon Drive, from Craven Drive. The nearest parking lots are Lot H and Lot F.  To park on campus in either Lot H or F, you must purchase a temporary parking permit from one of the permit machines.  The locations of machines to purchase a short-term parking permit are indicated with a small green square and the letter "P", on the campus map, as linked linked above.  Be sure to park in any spaces marked for students with such a permit, and do not park in any faculty-only spaces.  A 3-hour CSUSM parking permit will cost $6.00.  Permit machines accept 1's, 5's and quarters.  There isn't a permit machine in Lot H.

Link to to CSUSM Temecula CenterParking Instructions:  The CSUSM at Temecula facility is located immediately south of the Joan Sparkman Alternative Education facility at 43890 Margarita Rd.  Students are required to park in the "Student Parking" lot south of the building. Enter the lot off Margarita Road. Drive through the first small lot, into the large parking lot. Follow the walkway up to the stairs and building entrance. Map it..