Cuesta College’s Nursing Department is holding a variety of events during the month of March.

On March 10, the college will host the 4th Annual Nursing Education Fair specifically geared toward current students, alumni, and nurses employed in San Luis Obispo County, northern Santa Barbara County, and southern Monterey County.

The fair will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., on the San Luis Obispo Campus in building 2500, room 2502, and include representatives from various colleges offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and PhD. Attendees will learn about eligibility and enrollment processes and transfer credits.

Many in-state and out-of-state schools will have representatives present, including Chamberlain College of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Monterey Bay, Ohio University and more. Online and accelerated programs will also be represented.

Registration is not necessary. Free parking will be available in lot 5. For questions, call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2579 or email at


Cuesta College Nursing Program Information Sessions are being held throughout March for those interested in the three nursing programs offered by the college. The sessions provide a basic overview of the pre-requisite coursework, admission criteria, program requirements, and the application processes. 

LVN Program Information Session
The Cuesta College Licensed Vocational Nursing program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

March 16, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / North County Campus, Room N2407


RN Program Information Session

The Registered Nursing Program at Cuesta College provides graduates with an Associate in Science Degree in Registered Nursing (ADN). Students in the program participate in community based internships and preceptorships.

March 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. / San Luis Obispo Campus, Room 2402


AP LVN to RN Program Information Session
Advanced Placement LVN to RN Pathway allows LVN’s with one year of work experience to enter the Associate Degree RN Program in the 2nd semester.

March 27, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. / San Luis Obispo Campus, Room 2402
Note: Attendance at this session, or the fall 2016 session, is mandatory in order to be eligible to apply for the program in 2017.


Cuesta College’s accredited Nursing Program was established in 1967. In 2016, Cuesta College and Cal State University of Monterey Bay launched a concurrent Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Bachelor’s Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) enrollment pathway. The partnership essentially allows Cuesta College’s Registered Nursing students the opportunity to get a BSN degree in about three years. For more information on the Nursing & Allied Health Department, please call the (805) 546-3138 or visit