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History of CSUSM School Of Nursing

The School of Nursing resides in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at California State University San Marcos.

We began in Fall 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program and our facilities were made possible through a generous 2.5 million dollar donation by Palomar Health.  

To expand our Nursing Degree Programs, we began a partnership with Extended Learning in Fall 2007. Extended Learning is a division within the University, which administers degree programs on a self-support basis. As a result of our partnership, we added an RN to BSN program in 2007, an accelerated BSN (ABSN) program in 2008 and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in 2009. This allows us to meet the growing need for Baccalaureate and Master prepared Registered Nurses in North San Diego County.

In 2008 the School of Nursing opened a satellite site in Temecula in order to meet the rapidly expanding communities of Southwest Riverside County. We offer the ABSN, RN to BSN and MSN programs in Temecula.