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The Bridge: The SONHP Newsletter Spring 2015

News and Events in the School of Nursing and Health Professions

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The Dean's Corner

A Message from Dean Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

It has been a busy year! The School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) has experienced exponential growth in our programs, department, faculty, and staff. This is an exciting time and we hope our newsletter can help keep everyone informed and inspired. We are committed to changing the world from here and we thank you for helping us along the way. Read the article »


Master of Science in Nursing Department

Entry-level MSN/CNL, Online MSN, RN-MSN/CNL

Dr. Helen Nguyen is now vice-chair of the MSN Department (Spring 2015). In her new role, Dr. Nguyen will work in tangent with Dr. Mary Seed (chair) on the strategic direction of the department. Read the article »


Department of Integrated Healthcare

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner; Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

The PsyD program was accepted to join the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) (Fall 2014). As a result, PsyD students were able to participate in a competitive matching process with other PsyD and PhD programs in the Bay Area.

We are pleased to announce that all USF PsyD students who participated in the BAPIC match this year were placed!


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Department

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, VANAP, 4+1

White Coat Ceremony: Celebrating the start of the clinical rotations by participating in a white coat ceremony is a rite of passage that is shared by many medical professions including medical, optometry, dental, and nursing, among other health care professions. The School of Nursing and Health Professions joined the Arnold P. Goldman Foundation's initiative to increase the participation of nursing schools across the United States in white coat ceremonies for pre-licensure nursing students. Read the article »


Population Health Sciences Department

Bachelor of Health Services, Master of Science in Behavioral Health, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Public Health

MSBH students have launched the Behavioral Health Student Association. The purpose of the Behavioral Health Association (BHA) is to create a sense of community and solidarity within the MSBH program while expanding upon the understanding of the degree within the campus and surrounding Bay Area healthcare community. Read the article »

Faculty Accomplishments
Farewell Associate Dean Patriciate Lynch
New Department Educational Outreach
New Faces of SONHP
SONHP Advisory Boards
Strategic Planning for 2013-2018
A Message From the Editors

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Non-nurse Information Session

Tuesday, Aug. 11

PsyD Information Session

Wednesday, Aug. 12

SONHP MSN Poster Presentations

Sunday, Aug. 23

University Scholar Reception

Monday, Aug. 24

USF Transfer Social

Wednesday Aug. 26

Public Health Day

Monday Aug. 31

SONHP White Coat Ceremony
Graduate Student Welcome and Reception

Past Events

Crawford Lecture 2015