Prabjot (Jodie) Sandhu

Prabjot (Jodie) Sandhu, DNP, FNP-C, PA-C, CNL

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4244 Cowell Hall, 225


Dr. Jodie Sandhu, is Director of Clinical Training for the NP Programs, and Assistant Professor in the FNP-DNP Department. Dr. Sandhu is a Family Nurse Practitioner, with clinical experience in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Women's Health, Infertility, and Sleep Medicine. She has been involved in patient care across the lifespan for over 16 years. Her past and current clinical experiences provide a strong foundation for the integration of education and practice for all nursing students. Dr. Sandhu teaches a variety of courses in the FNP-DNP department, focused on the didactic and clinical preparation of FNP students, and project courses related to DNP scholarly candidate preparation.

Dr. Sandhu's teaching philosophy in her own words:

My teaching philosophy is one of community, respect, value, and growth. I believe my job is to assist each student to find their strengths in learning by offering various styles for retrieving information such as online platforms, classroom engagement and discussion, digital communication and interactive participation, and through peer and group activities. I believe in making each semester a powerful experience and work to integrate immediate feedback from students directly back into the course. Teaching for me is a way to help students grow by utilizing their strengths, but also stretching beyond their comfort zone to find new ways to learn and enhance their skills. As part of my courses, you will reflect on the mission and values of USF and what they mean to you, but you will also find meaning of your contribution to your career and role, and walk away with a deeper understanding of how you can make a difference. 

Chair, Graduate Nursing Department, SONHP
Director of Clinical Training, NP Programs, SONHP
Co-Chair, NP Programs Curriculum Committee
Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Curriculum Committee, Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP Program
University of San Francisco, DNP, 2016
University of San Francisco, MSN-CNL, 2010
Jacksonville University, Florida, BSN, 2006
Stanford University, Family Medicine Program, NP/PA Certificate, 2003
Chair of Graduate Nursing Department, SONHP
Director of Clinical Training, NP Programs, SONHP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Healthcare
Family Nurse Practitioner
Student Publications
Multilingual: Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, English
Primary Care Chronic Disease
Women's Health
Preventative Health Promotion
Adolescent Health and Youth Behaviors Impacting Health
Transcultural Medicine
Chronic Health and Preventative Approaches
Nurse Practitioner Quality of Care and Practice
Selected Publications

Sandhu, P., Phillips, J., (October, 2018). Increasing long acting reversible contraception use in primary care: removing the barriers. Podium presentation at the 5th World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Phillips, J., Sandhu,P. (2018) "Long Acting Reversible Contraception -Barriers to Implementation: A systematic review" Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Sandhu, P., Loomis, Jo. (April 2018) NP Student Competency Evaluation - the University of San Francisco Approach. Podium Presentation at the 44th annual meeting of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF). Indianapolis , Indiana

Sandhu, P., Loomis, Jo. (April 2018) The Use of OSCE In Nurse Practitioner Education. Podium Presentation at the 44th annual meeting of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF). Indianapolis, Indiana

Lutz, K, Rowniak, S, Sandhu, P. (2017) “A Contemporary Paradigm: Integrating Spirituality in Advance Care Planning”. Journal of Religion and Health . DOI - 10.1007/s10943 -017-0541 -7

Sandhu, P. (2016). The affordable care act could decrease chronic disease rates. Health Payer Intelligence.

Sandhu, P. (2016). The ACA will take time. MedPage Today. Retrieved at:

Nardi, C., Sandhu, P., Selix, N. (2016). Cervical Cancer Screening Among Minorities in the United States. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners , Volume 12 , Issue 10, 675 - 682

Awards & Distinctions

Top Nurse Practitioner of the Year, 2019 (Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare)

Professional Memberships

National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty (member of Simulation SIG, member of Curriculum SIG)

California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP), member Alameda Chapter

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), member, board certification

University Health Alliance, Stanford Healthcare, Advanced Practice Interdisciplinary Policy Committee, member

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Journal, Peer reviewer