The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing

Professional Development

Professional Development at Home

In Summer 2013, Nursing students from the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs participated in a clinical experience in which they lived and worked in the culturally diverse setting of California's Central Valley, experiencing the challenges to population-focused health care in the area. Students participated in community-based partnerships to meet the health disparities of the population, and participated in interventions that help to address those disparities. This course is a joint effort between USF, Save the Children, the Kings Canyon and Farmersville School Districts, the Tulare and Fresno County Public Health Departments, and the Migrant Health Outreach of the Fresno County Office of Education.

For recent graduates, the RN Transition Program provides new nurses with additional opportunities for professional development by partnering with clinical and community institutions in the Bay Area with a focus on ambulatory care.

Additionally, the School of Nursing and Health Professions has added education about the dynamic new role of the Clinical Nurse Leader in the health care industry, as a national initiative in response to patient care needs and the current methods of health care delivery. Seminars are provided at our branch campus locations and a yearly conference is held in the summer to explore the emergence of the Clinical Nurse Leader role.

Please contact the School of Nursing (415) 422-6681, nursing@usfca.edu for further information about these and upcoming other projects and initiatives.