Nursing Students Step up Amid Pandemic by Vaccinating Community

Nursing student Evan Swarth gives a shot at The Sports Center on campus, one of three sites where CSUSM students are helping with vaccine efforts. Photo by Andrew Reed

April13,2021

By Brian Hiro

When the spring semester began in late January, it seemed as if the stars had finally aligned for Cal State San Marcos to send its nursing students back into the community for their badly needed clinical rotations.

Some were scheduled to be stationed in the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, providing health screenings and education to children of all ages. Others were bound for a food pantry in Fallbrook. Still others were slotted to go to Rachel’s Women’s Center, a homeless shelter in downtown San Diego. Read more…