Nursing students throw colored powder in the air at a celebration.

70 Years Anniversary

Celebrate our community members who are using transformative approaches and best practices to develop and promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities to eliminate health inequities locally and globally while preserving human dignity.

70 Stories of Impact

Sandra DeBella Bodley

"Since my 2nd or 3rd retirement I have been a health care activist in my local community."

Sandra DeBella Bodley

BSN ‘68 and Faculty 1973-75

Wyatt Lim-Tepper

"It takes a sense of understanding that work will always be hard, but collaboration and understanding can lead to immense impact and change."

Wyatt Lemp-Tepper

MSBH ‘19 and MPH Faculty

Sara Hamilton headshot

"I deeply hope to prevent losing more young, wonderful beings with a future who did not find the right help."

Sara Hamilton


70 Years of Growth


in 1954


in 1969

5,000 graduates

Incoming students will join over 5,000 graduates of baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degree programs.

70 Years of History

For over 70 years, the School of Nursing and Health Professions has continued to grow and thrive while supporting the work and mission of the Sisters of Mercy and the University of San Francisco.

A look at lower campus in 1967

70 Years to Help Shape Tomorrow

Seven Decades + 1 of Educating Health Professionals Initiative is an opportunity to bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, and our community to celebrate their legacy and lead the next ten years of concerted, catalytic, and collaborative action towards health equity to improve the lives of our populations, families, and communities. 

Group of nursing students throw colored powder in the air.

Help Tell Our History

Help us write USF’s School of Nursing and Health Professions' history as we celebrate its 70th-anniversary. With your story, voice, and perspectives, we want to uncover hidden stories about our journey. We’ll collect these stories and post as many as possible on our website as we receive them.