Students who are admitted to the university as nursing majors are subsequently admitted into the School of Nursing and Health Professions. No separate application or admission process exists. A student is admitted on the basis of the University of San Francisco's Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination policy, which states:
The university is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer related) and disability, and otherwise as required or permitted by the law. The university reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.
Acceptance as a transfer student in the School of Nursing and Health Professions is based on academic achievement, available clinical placement, and individual advising. Admission is highly competitive. Students may transfer from a community college or a four-year academic institution, into USF. After a potential transfer student has applied to the University, all prior course work will be reviewed by the University to determine transferable credit. Students desiring a career in Nursing may take courses such as Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology plus labs for each, and General Psychology, prior to application to USF at another institution. These courses may be transferred into the Nursing program providing the student has earned a grade of "C" or better in each course. If, however, a student earns below a "C" in any one of these courses, the student must earn a "C" or better when the course is repeated. Students who earn less than a "C" in any two (2) of these courses, or have less than a 3.0 transferable GPA, will not be considered for admission to the School of Nursing and Health Professions.