San Marcos,
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School of Nursing Offers Hands-only CPR Training

Press Release | By Eric Breier

The Cal State San Marcos School of Nursing is offering free hands-only CPR training on Thursday, March 9.

CSUSM nursing students will train as many people as possible how to perform hands-only CPR during the event. The training for hands-only CPR takes less than two minutes.

Tables and mannequins will be set up throughout Kellogg Plaza on CSUSM’s campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CSUSM students, faculty and staff, as well as members from throughout the community, are invited to participate.

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Hands-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public and can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival, according to the AHA.


What: Save a Life, a training session for hands-only CPR

Who: Open to CSUSM students, faculty, staff and local community

When: Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Kellogg Plaza, California State University San Marcos

Cost: Free

Parking: For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.

Information: Email


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.