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Vision, Mission, and Values

The School of Nursing and Health Professions vision, mission, and values are written and congruent with those of the parent institution. The philosophy and expected outcomes are consistent with professional nursing standards and guidelines for the preparation of nursing professionals. The Vision, Mission and Values provide the philosophical basis for the nursing education program.

School of Nursing and Health Professions Vision

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy and provide a moral compass to transform health care in oder to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access.

School of Nursing and Health Professions Mission

The mission of the School of Nursing & Health Professions (SONHP) is to advance nursing and health professions education within the context of the Jesuit tradition. The school uses dynamic and innovative approaches in undergraduate and graduate education to prepare professionals for current and future practice domains. The goal is to effectively link classroom, clinical and field experiences with expectations for competence, compassion, and justice in health care, protection and promotion within the context of the highest academic standards.

School of Nursing and Health Professions Values

Congruent with the core values of the university, the values of the School of Nursing and Health Professions are to:
  • Create and maintain an environment that promotes excellence in the nursing academic endeavor based on: mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, professionalism, creativity, diversity, cultural sensitivity and spirituality.
  • Demonstrate the personal values of: integrity, academic excellence, respect for self and others, compassion and caring, personal growth, responsibility, and accountability, professionalism, a passion for justice, and personal health and well-being.
  • Positively influence nursing practice and health care environments by promoting: health and wellness, holistic, patient-centered care, patient advocacy, a spirit of inquiry and evidence-based practice, safety and quality improvement, cost effective care, emerging technologies balanced with a humanistic approach, professional and ethical decision-making, increased access to care, especially for vulnerable populations, an effective public health infrastructure, and, lifelong learning.
  • The BSN curriculum is developed around a unique conceptual framework, the Vision, Mission, and Values. The conceptual framework is layered with transition theory and symptom management and enables the BSN student to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the profession of nursing.
  • The nursing process is represented by the strong foundation in clinical knowledge pertaining to assessment, diagnosis, skills, interventions and management of physiological and psychological symptoms in a culturally sensitive way among patients in a variety of settings.