California College of San Diego

What is now California College of San Diego began as Scottsdale Education Center in 1971.  After various ownership and name changes, California College of San Diego became part of the California College, Inc. family in 2003, which also includes several colleges in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming.  The college offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the fields of business, health care, graphic design, and information technology.

Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degree

  • 6 bachelor’s and 2 master’s degree programs
  • Federal aid and scholarships available
  • Students can obtain the use of a free laptop, which they can keep upon graduation

Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing


An overview in nursing designed for those seeking graduate education and a wider variety of career prospects alike, this general online bachelor’s course in nursing is specifically for registered nurses.  Course topics examine the psychology and sociology of illness, statistics and critical issues in nursing.

Nursing Administration

Designed specifically for nurses pursuing graduate education or a leadership role, the online program in nursing administration covers topics mentioned in the general nursing degree, but also organizational behavior and biological psychology courses.

Nursing Administration-Clinical Nurse Educator Emphasis

The Clinical Nurse educator program is for nurses seeking advancement in the form of entry-level supervisory opportunities without taking on increased clinical duties.

Nursing Administration-Community Health Nurse Emphasis

For nurses who’d like to work with high-risk, underserved and vulnerable populations within a community, the community health nurse emphasis provides coursework in disaster nursing and epidemiology and community health.

Nursing Administration-Nurse Case Manager Emphasis

Working in a setting such as a long-term care facility or with a small population within a care facility, may require case management.  Courses like managed healthcare and utilization management assist students in the nurse case manager emphasis program plan and manage their caseloads effectively.

Nursing Administration-Nursing Informatics Emphasis

Students in the Nursing Informatics emphasis use technology and evidenced based nursing to assist their colleagues in providing the most effective and up-to-date care to their patients.

Cost and Duration

California College of San Diego’s online bachelor’s degree programs are 20 months and tuition and fees range from $31,000 to $41,000

Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing

Nursing Administration

Health policy, systems of information, and the management of facility resources are the key focus of the online master’s in Nursing Administration program.  Students in this program are required to complete an individual or group thesis project that demonstrates understanding of the program’s learning objectives.

Nursing Education

Learn how to master the difficult challenges and issues that nurses must face then inspire, teach and lead others to do the same in the Nursing Education course.  An individual practicum related to your personal interest and developed in collaboration with a faculty member are a requirement of the course.

Cost and Duration

Online master’s degree programs at California College of San Diego are 15 months and tuition fees are approximately $28,000.


California College of San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

California College of San Diego
2820 Camino Del Rio South Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108