Monday, October 11, 2010


old town


Solid Rock Gym
Thursday, Oct. 14th
6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $10 for Day Pass & Rental Gear
Must bring College/Military ID

992 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos, CA 92069-7032
(760) 480-1429

Sunday, May 16, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2010 Graduating Nursing Students!

Congratulations and wonderful job to all the CSUSM Cohorts who graduated this weekend!

All your hard work has paid off. May many more opportunities and blessings come your way. We know you will all be amazing nurses!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Passing of the Torch.. A New SNA President

rebeccas1Rebecca Sanborn (Cohort 3), CSUSM SNA President 2009-2010, is graduating at the end of this Spring 2010 semester after 3 wonderful years of Nursing School. On behalf of the SNA and of the entire Nursing School, thank you for all your hard work and all you've done and sacrificed for us students. You are very much appreciated. We wish you the best. Congratulations!

As the torch is passed, vuthros1 Vuth Ros (Cohort 4) is elected the new CSUSM SNA President for the 2010-2011 year. Congratulations! The SNA is excited for the future.

The JouRNey: Issue #4 (May 2010) is here!

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The JouRNey Newsletter Issue #4 May 2010 is here!
And is a great one to end the 2009-2010 school year.

wilmSPECIAL THANKS and shout out goes to Wil Manguil, your Newsletter Correspondent, for all his hard work on these amazing newsletters! He is graduating at the end of this semester with Cohort 3.. Congratulations and thank you for getting these to us.

(p.s. If you are interested, we are looking to fill this Newsletter Correspondent position!)

Click the link below to download the entire newsletter..
The JouRNey Issue #4 May 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Need Help?! Become a Peer Mentor or Peer Mentee!

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The CSUSM School of Nursing is starting up the Peer Mentorship Program!

Need with with studying, papers, etc? This is for you! Become a Peer Mentee!
Get more involved and become a Peer Mentor!
(p.s. it looks good on your resume!)

Contact Hope Mondala (Cohort 3)
for questions/concerns @

More Info? Click link below to see and download the flyer..
Peer Mentorship Flyer

Thursday, May 6, 2010


PRESIDENT – Vuth Ros, Cohort 4

VICE PRESIDENT – Laila Aidun, Cohort 4

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – Darren Montano, Cohort 4

SECRETARY – Gina Lizarraga, Cohort 5

TREASURER – Karla Garcia, Cohort 4

NEWS LETTER CORRESPONDENT – Open, to be filled by appointment

HHS CORRESPONDENT – Kimberly Brown, Cohort 4

WEB DESIGN COORDINATOR – Mark Montillano, Cohort 4

NATIONAL INFORMANT – Ashley Branstine, Cohort 4


CSUSM SNA RECRUITER – Rochelle Cathay, Cohort 4

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT COORDINATOR – Open, to be filled by appointment




Cohort 4 – Kity Herrera

Cohort 5 – Megan Domich

Cohort 6 – Open *incoming cohort

ABSN Tem 4 – Katie Barnes

ABSN San Marcos 3 – Open *incoming cohort

ABSN Tem 5 – Open*incoming cohort


Cohort 4 – Nataly Lopez

Cohort 5 – Open

Cohort 6 – Open *incoming cohort

ABSN Tem 4 – Nikala Prowznick

ABSN San Marcos 3 – Open *incoming cohort

ABSN Tem 5 – Open *incoming cohort


Bylaws Committee

Chair: Darren Montano


Peer Mentorship Committee

Chair: open


  1. Natalie Martin

Community Health Projects Committee

Chair: Open


  1. Kimberly Brown
  2. Kathleen Woodward

Fundraising Committee

Chair: Kristy Kent


  1. Edna Forasdoro
  2. Donna Armenti

Finance Committee

Chair: Karla Garcia

All cohort treasurers are on this committee

Activities Committee

Chair: Stephanie Ocampo


1. Rosy Alfaro

2. Brittney Bonahoom

3. Ashley Branstine

4. Rochelle Cathay

5. Arabelle Crucillo

6. Karla Garcia – Ramirez

7. Mark Montillano

8. Stephanie Ocampo

9. Jenica Spinato

Elections Committee

Chair: Vuth Ros


Friday, April 16, 2010



Tri City is to host a prescription drug take back day this Saturday April 17th from 9am - 1pm. Bring your expired and unused prescription medication to be disposed of. TCMC pharmacists will be here to answer any questions. If you have any questions about the event, contact Carol Mudgett at or (760)940-3597. Hope to see you Saturday morning! Help reduce youth access to drugs!

Please click the link below to download the full flyer..
TCMC Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Monday, April 12, 2010


Board of Directors
The CSUSM Student Nurses Association preparing to elect a new Board of Directors.

A current SNA Board Member will be coming to speak to your cohort about elections. If interested in a position please submit a bio to Rebecca Sanborn ( by 4/21/10 and indicate which position you are running for.

Elections will be held from 4/25/10 to 4/28/10 online. New Board members will be inducted on 5/3/10 at the CSUSM SNA Board Meeting.

Please let Rebecca know if you have any questions.

Please click links below for open positions and descriptions.

2010 CSUSM Elections - Open Positions
2010 Committee Elections Ballot


The CSUSM Student Nurses Association is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday May 4, from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 9:45 am, and the event will take place at the Kellogg Plaza (by the Starbuck's and third floor of the library) on campus.

We really appreciate your consideration, and if you are unable to donate, feel free to tell friends and family members about the drive. Please note that you can sign up online at, using the code: CSUSM. You are welcome as a walk-in, and there will be a sign-up sheet to view available time slots. The entire process takes about 45 min-1 hr, with the actual blood donation taking about 10 minutes. You will be required to show a photo ID, and it is recommended that you drink plenty of fluids beforehand.

For further information about donating, please go to, or email Jessie George at


Two volunteers will be need to take Blood Pressures at two different senior center locations in Vista on April 20th and 21th.

Come and help in this wonderful health promotion donating one hour of your time.

For more information, please call Claudia Jones 760-805-9291 or e-mail me at

For more websites and community events please click the link below. Get involved!
Health Promotion and Awareness

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Want to Volunteer? San Diego Mud Run! (March 21)

CSUSM SNA is looking for 6 volunteers to work the first aid stations (providing mainly basic first aid. Occasionally something more serious) on Sunday March 21st at the San Diego Mud Run!

This is only for a few hours and volunteers are provided with a shirt and free lunch.

Please contact Rebecca Sanborn at right away if you are interested in volunteering. You will receive additional information at that time. Thank you!

For more info on the event visit.. San Diego Mud

Take Back the Parks ~ Chelsea's Light Run for Chelsea

The CSUSM Student Nurses Association would like to invite ALL Nursing students to participate in the following event:

What: Chelsea's Light Run for Chelsea - Take back the Parks
When: Saturday March 20, 2010 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Where: Lake Hodges

Purpose: To finish the run on Chelsea's behalf. This is to celebrate and remember both Chelsea King and Amber Dubois.

Please wear blue or orange. Come to walk, run or jog this short 3 mile course. Bring children, family, friends, and pets if you like!

*Park at Westfield North County Fair beginning at 7:00am to be shuttled over to the run site

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

GET HELP! Kaplan NCLEX-RN Strategy Seminar!

Are you going to take the NCLEX soon?!

Well be prepared for it! Come and check out the Kaplan Strategy Seminar at the SMACC Building.

WHEN: Monday March 15, 2010
Time: 3-4pm
Where: SMACC Conference Room

**Free gift for all who attend.
***Free NCLEX-RN Medications Book for enrolling on the spot (Paid in full or $50 deposit)

Pizza & refreshments will be provided!

Reserve your spot now! Contact below...
Hope Mondala (; 760-583-4071)
Angela Quan (

Click link below to download full flyer..
Kaplan NCLEX-RN Stragety Seminar Flyer

Monday, March 8, 2010

Newest Issue of "The JouRNey" is out! (Issue #3 Feb/March)

The newest issue is out! Get the inside scoop of CSUSM's nursing world and its students. Lots of useful information and material. Make sure you check it out! Big thanks to Wil Manguil for creating and getting these newsletters to you. It's his birthday today too!

Click link below to download the link...
The JouRNey Newsletter Issue #3 Feb/March 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

1st Annual Pre-Nursing Open House Night! (March 12th)


CSUSM School of Nursing Presents:
1st Annual Pre-Nursing Open House!

Come one, come all! Everyone who is interested in becoming a Registered Nurse is welcome!

Date: March 12, 2010
SMACC Building, 2nd Floor - The School of Nursing
Panel Discussion:
Insights and answers from current Nursing Students of all ranges. A chance for you to come and get all your burning questions answered.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back!

Tour the School of Nursing: See all the makings of a Registered Nurse. All the things you’ll do and learn about in nursing school. As well as all the opportunities and experiences available to you!

Refreshments will be served!

Send RSVP’s or questions to:

CSUSM SNA Logo Contest! Win $$$

CSUSM SNA is looking for it's first Official Logo! So we are holding a contest that is open for everyone to participate. What's a good incentive for you to submit something? Money! The winner (whether it is cohort collective or individual) will win $50! Also, this will go down as the official logo for the CSUSM SNA and will be shown on a big banner at the annual NSNA Convention in April this year. So start designing and start sending!

Deadline to Submit = March 19th

Below are the rules & guidelines
1. Professional (no copying images from internet, etc.)
2. Digital logo, must read: Cal State University San Marcos, Student Nurses Association
3. This will be a permanent logo (what a way to make history within your school's SNA and get bragging rights!)
4. Logo submissions can be a cohort effort (if the logo is picked as a winner, $50 goes to their cohort pinning ceremony account)
5. Individual submissions are also accepted (if their logo wins the $50 goes to them)
6. Voting will take place March 20-24th and be voted on by NSNA Members only.
7. Submit logos to Mark Montillano (

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Raise that Money! See's Candy Spring 2010 Fundraiser (Mar 1st-15th)

It seems like winter was just yesterday... But now it's time for Spring's 2010 See's Candy Fundraiser!

Remember that these Fundraisers help support your Pinning Ceremonies! The more money you raise, the less you will pay later when you graduate. Doesn't that sound like a good deal? The answer is Yes.

WHEN: March 1st - March 15th (Deadline). 2 weeks!
WHY: 75% of what you raise goes to your own cohort pinning ceremony, 25% to the CSUSM Student Nurses Association
WHO: Cohort reps will be collecting orders and CASH ONLY!

-Orders to be distributed the week of March 22nd, Monday.

Click the link below to find the Order Forms (Spring 2010)..
Spring 2010 See's Candy Fundraiser Forms


Need financial aid? We are nursing students.. of course you do.

The deadline for submitting FAFSA forms are coming up really soon. March 2nd is the deadline.

Go to and fill out the application and submit it by March 2nd to qualify for extra cash. Why not?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pat & Oscar's Fundraiser Event = SUCCESS

Students, family members, and friends joined together for good food and company last night at Pat & Oscar's. Thank you everyone who came out and supported the fundraiser! We appreciate it more than you know.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CSUSM SON to help residents of Tijuana (Feb. 20th)

CSUSM School of Nursing is planning to take students to Tijuana on Saturday, February 20th.

The focus groups for this project include ill, homeless senior citizens and impoverished children and families living above a dump, both in Tijuana, Mexico. Our goals include providing quality nursing care and health promotion to these populations.

Donations for supplies would be greatly appreciated and would help 180 impoverished residents of Tijuana. (Supplies include things such as: gauze, gloves, lotion, toys for children, socks, blankets, etc)

Please contact Laila (info below) for more information and for donations. Thank you.
Laila Aidun
CSUSM School of Nursing, Cohort 4 Treasurer
Club EOP Vice President and CS Officer

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

COME EAT: Pat & Oscars Fundraiser! Feb. 22nd (Mon)


CSUSM SNA is holding a Fundraiser @ Pat & Oscar's in San Marcos on Monday Feb. 22nd. 4pm - 9pm.

Come out and eat! Enjoy good company and good food!

Please click the link below and download, print, and bring the flyer to Pat & Oscar's!
Click Here: Pat & Oscar's Flyer

Thursday, January 28, 2010

HELP HAITI NOW - "Donation $ Collection"

With the recent Haiti earthquake disaster, hundreds of thousands are in dire need of help. Doctors and nurses lack medical supplies to help treat all those who are injured. Thousands of families don't even have sufficient supplies of water and food to survive. We are trying in every way to help... And you can too.

What: Donation $ Collection for Haiti
Who: Please give your donations to your Cohort Rep
When: Starting NOW

Donation money to help Haiti will be collected starting now. All of your donations will be sent to an organization that will go directly to helping all of those in need in Haiti.

Please, please give what you can. Everything counts.. even if it's just a little. So many are so helpless, and your contributions can and will make the biggest difference.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Help Haiti Now - "Soles4Souls" Shoe Drive


What: Collecting gently worn men's, women's, and kid's shoes.
: Now until January 29, 2010

Please bring in your gently worn shoes for donation. There will be a large box in the SMACC building for you to drop your shoes off.

This drive is being held in partnership with SLL to support the Sport Chalet's Soles4Souls drive. All shoes collected from this drive will be sent directly to the people of Haiti.

Please bring and give what you can. Everything helps!

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Nurse Job Fair (For Graduating Seniors Only)

The Career Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Nurse Job Fair on 2/8/2010 from 11 am – 2 pm at SMACC. This fair is designed for students who graduated in Dec 2009 or will be graduating in May 2010. Lunches will be provided to the students while supplies last. Currently we have 4 organizations registered:

-Palomar Pomerado Health
-Tri-City Medical Center
-San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
-Sharp HealthCare

Attached you will find marketing materials for your use. Please feel free to use them to help get the word out to the students. I have two other marketing documents that I will send in another email. Apparently the files are too large! Thank you.

Download Nurse Fair Info (PDF Format)
**Follow the link and scroll to the bottom. Click the "Download Now" button on the bottom right and wait for the link to show up.

Brenda Dumas
Employer Relations and Event Coordinator
Career Center
Cal State San Marcos
1400 Craven Hall
San Marcos CA 92096

Phone 760-750-4901
Fax 760-750-3142

New Additions to the CSUSM SNA Board of Directors!

Congratulations to the two newest members of the CSUSM SNA Board of Directors! Please welcome...

Keri Pfohl, Secretary
Claudia Jones, Health and Human Services Correspondent

Friday, January 8, 2010

Be a part of The JouRNey Newsletter!

A Message From Wil Manguil, SNA Newsletter Correspondent:

"Hello fellow nursing students! Considering the winter break, the next issue of The JouRNey will be released at the end of January/beginning of February 2010. If anyone would like to submit ideas or articles for the next issue please email Wil: Have a safe and VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!!! Enjoy your much deserved break!

Be well!"


It's another new year and the start of a new decade.

May 2010 be full of new and continued blessings, love, happiness, good health, and success to you and your families.

Stick to your resolutions and continue to always work hard.