Compassion in Action
How USF nurses are leading the transition to more empathetic care
The School of Nursing and Health Professions follows the University of San Francisco’s mission to provide a liberal arts education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of diversity, justice and global perspectives.
In supporting this mission, students in the School of Nursing and Health Professions are part of one of the most exciting and diverse cities for progressive health care delivery in the nation. Graduates serve as knowledgeable, innovative and experienced practitioners in health care.
The School of Nursing & Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing health professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy and provide a moral compass to transform health care in order to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access.
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.
Congruent with the core values of the university, the values of the School of Nursing and Health Professions are to:
The mission, vision, and values of the School of Nursing & Health Professions are included in the graduate and undergraduate student handbooks. Additionally, they are incorporated into the graduate and undergraduate curricula and are integral components of the student evaluation process. Students implement the mission, vision, and values of the School of Nursing and Health Professions in their end-of-program evaluations, course evaluations for practice experiences, course testing, and end-of-course competencies and outcomes.
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