The Coast News Group

Alternative path for future nurses

COAST CITIES — A free information session is being offered at Cal State University San Marcos for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Cal State University San Marcos, Markstein Hall, Room 102.The event is in response to a regional work place need for individuals who are trained in nursing, the ABSN program is now accepting applications for Spring 2013.

This fast-paced, full-time, 24-month “Additional Bachelor’s Degree” is designed for students who hold a degree in a discipline outside of nursing and who have not completed any LVN or RN coursework. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the degree of bachelor of science in nursing from California State University San Marcos. Completion of the degree program enables individuals to sit for the NCLEX examination for RN licensure.

For more information about the upcoming Information Session, contact (760) 750-4020 or visit The program is accreditated with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.