About School of Nursing

SDSU’s School of Nursing educates and empowers nursing students to advance equitable healthcare and wellbeing in the nursing profession in diverse regional and global communities.  Through state-of-art clinical practice and educational experiences we promote transformative healthcare and leadership.

Karen Macauley, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Welcome Message

Welcome to the School of Nursing at San Diego State University. Our mission is to ensure health and well being for all through nursing education and clinical excellence. We offer multiple programs to earn your BS, and our Masters of Science in Nursing offers advanced knowledge and skills to transform programs, policies, and services to meet the health needs of families, individuals, and communities. We look forward to having you in the School of Nursing at SDSU.

Mission Statement

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Nurses discussing practices

The mission of the School of Nursing is to enhance and improve the health and well being of the people of California and beyond. The School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex health care environment through academic excellence, professional practice, and strong community partnerships. The school is enriched through its diverse student population.

Vision Statement


San Diego State School of Nursing is committed to developing innovative, practice-relevant leaders through collaborative partnerships to improve health.

Accreditations / Approvals

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing program at San Diego State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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The School of Nursing's traditional Bachelor of Science (BS) and Nurse Practitioner programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing

The School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program at San Diego State University was established in 1953, with the addition of the master’s degree program in 1982. Watch this video for a peek into forty years of nursing at SDSU.

Contact Us

SDSU School of Nursing

Adams Humanities Building 3138
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4158