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School of Nursing

Empowering the Next Generation of Nurses

Welcome to Nursing!

We strive to be a dynamic leader in the art and science of nursing, educating ethically and culturally-sensitive nursing students to alleviate suffering and to promote, preserve, and restore dignity for all patients. The School of Nursing creates and practices innovative models of instruction, generates cutting edge research and creative activities, and advocates for health care needs in diverse local, regional, and global communities.

Public Health Program

The Master of Public Health prepares students as practitioners of public health and as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations. Graduates are well-prepared to succeed in positions as public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector. Instructional faculty are leading teachers and researchers in the field of public health as well as local practitioners in specialized fields comprising each of the option areas. The program’s rich and diverse curriculum provides students with the concrete tools they need to operate competently in the field after they graduate.


Nursing Faculty Receive Grant to Boost Mental Health Pipeline

Two Cal State San Marcos faculty members in the School of Nursing have received a grant of $1.33 million to help further build the pipeline of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in California. 

Dr. Catherine Baker and Dr. Nancy Romig received the five-year grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), which in total awarded $17.3 million to seven programs. 

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In The News

 The abuse can be financial, psychological, physical or sexual. And when it comes to the elderly, it is only getting worse. All of which is why a new book that was co-written and edited by Cal State San Marcos associate professor Dr. Amy Carney, “Elder Abuse: Forensic, Legal and Medical Aspects,” has the promise to become a seminal work on the subject.

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Amy Carney


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The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at California State University San Marcos are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.