At California State University San Marcos, we give you the holistic skills and knowledge you need to help heal the sick, and to build a healthier community. Our affordable, 100% online RN to BSN program offers you the CCNE-accredited preparation to advance your nursing career in a format that gives you the flexibility to continue working while you complete your degree. As our healthcare system evolves, your role as a nurse is expanding from acute patient care and disease management to facilitator, educator and advocate of healthy living.

What makes Cal State San Marcos special?

We are a new kind of CSU: community engaged, technologically adept and wholly dedicated to relevant instruction with a global perspective. We offer:

  • An emphasis on meeting the needs of all learners, from every culture
  • Technological sophistication, both on-campus and online
  • The energy and strategic service orientation of a Carnegie-designated university engaged in the greater community

Why Choose Cal State San Marcos?

  • 100% online coursework with no traditional clinical requirements
  • Graduate in as few as 14 months
  • All "Golden Four" courses offered online
  • 6 start dates; 8-week courses – work while you learn
  • CCNE-accredited
  • Personal coaching provided by in-service MSN-prepared RNs
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Accreditation & Accolades:

The California State University San Marcos School of Nursing's baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


  • Military Times ranks CSUSM as California's #3 Best for Vets: Colleges 2014.
  • 99% of CSUSM's tenured faculty hold a terminal degree in their fields.
  • Largest 4-year public university system in United States
Open doors to your future as a BSN-prepared nurse. Apply today!