Nursing

important deadlines

  • June 3, Cal State Apply applications due
  • June 17, Supplemental requirements due (transcripts, TEAS, supplemental applications)

San Diego State University-Imperial Valley and the School of Nursing offer a Bachelor of Science in (BS) Nursing program, a Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science (RN-BS) in Nursing program and Master of Science in Nursing Leadership (MS) program at the Brawley and Calexico sites.

The BS in Nursing accepts students (first time freshmen & transfer) each fall (beginning fall 2022). The RN-BS in Nursing program accepts transfer students each fall and spring.  The MS in Nursing Leadership program accepts students every two years in the fall and is run as a cohort model.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing at San Diego State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Information regarding program approval/accreditation for the SDSU School of Nursing can be found at: https://nursing.sdsu.edu/about/accreditation/

Graduates of the SDSU School of Nursing hold excellent reputations in the extended medical community.  Students are provided opportunities to acquire knowledge beyond licensure to cover concepts in professionalism, assessment, evidence based practice, leadership, community health, and the ability to expand their nursing practice.

announcements

Currently accepting applications for the next MS Nursing Leadership Cohort.

Calstate Apply

SDSU Imperial Valley RN-BS in Nursing Program has been available since July 2007. Registered Nurses with either an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing are eligible to apply.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program gained California Board of Registered Nursing approval on May 18, 2022.

*The RN-BS in Nursing Program is for licensed California Registered Nurses, who completed a regionally accredited program.

our mission

Mission Statement

“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.”

school of nursing leadership

SDSU-School of Nursing Professor and Director
Karen Macauley PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
[email protected]
1-619-594-2540


SDSU-School of Nursing Associate Director
Michael Gates PhD, RN
[email protected]
1-619-594-3572

SDSU-Imperial Valley Nursing Program Coordinator
Helina Hoyt PhD, PHN
[email protected]
1-760-768-5680

tenure track faculty

SDSU-IV Assistant Professor, Nursing
Neda Shamsalizadeh PhD, MS, RN
[email protected]
1-760-768-5606

contact information

SDSU-Imperial Valley Nursing Program Coordinator
Helina Hoyt PhD, PHN
[email protected]
1-760-768-5680

SDSU-IV Outreach/Recruitment
Francisco Javier Peraza
[email protected]
1-760-768-5502

SDSU-IV Student Affairs
Admissions, Financial Aid, WPA, International Experience & Registration
1-760-768-5502

Cashier's Office
Alexa Marquez
[email protected] 
1-760-768-5514

We look forward to hearing from you!

With fewer than a thousand students, SDSU-IV provides a uniquely intimate educational experience.

SDSU Imperial Valley

We look forward to hearing from you!

With fewer than a thousand students, SDSU-IV provides a uniquely intimate educational experience.

SDSU Imperial Valley
720 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA 92231

Welcome to SDSU Imperial Valley

Small classes with convenient accessibility to a dedicated faculty and staff.