About the School

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 and Health Professions advances the mission of the university by leading innovative solutions to health inequities and transforming healthcare using evidence-informed approaches.


The mission of the School of Nursing and Health Professions is to prepare socially conscious, innovative, expert-level health professionals who use their hearts, minds, and souls to change the world.


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 health professions' 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 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.

USF Dr. Seanny MinUSF has meant the world to me. It gave me a great education and self-esteem and empowered me, regardless of my background, race, or religion.

Seanny Min DNP ’09, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, usf

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