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Nursing At Cottage

Nursing lies at the heart of care at Cottage, and the professionalism and compassion of our nurses are appreciated every day. During the annual celebration of Nurses Week, we look back at some of the notable accomplishments of our nursing staff in the Nursing Excellence publication (PDF)



Nursing Education


Cottage Health System strongly supports nursing education in our community through partnerships with Santa Barbara City College and Cal State Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo.


Cottage supports the SBCC Associate Degree in Nursing program financially as well as with clinical education opportunities for nurses-in-training.


In 2012, CHS teamed up with CSUCI to launch the region's first Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program.  Offered through CSUCI Extended University, the program is housed in a facility adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.  The suite includes three high-tech classrooms, faculty offices, and state-of-the-art simulation labs.


Beginning in the spring of 2012, students will be admitted to the BSN Program at Cottage in a cohort fashion (22 per year). By the spring of 2014, a total of 66 students will be enrolled in three cohorts. At this point, the program will be operating at full capacity. The first cohort will graduate in the spring of 2014, and thereafter one cohort will graduate every spring. Learn more about the BSN program here >


For more information about our programs or to inquire about our nursing education scholarship/loan program, contact Human Resources at (805) 569-8934, or write to:

Human Resources
Cottage Health System
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93102