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

Three alumni dressed in their graduation gowns.

"I made a difference in the lives of special oncology patients and families I cared for and received more than I gave. I changed the healing of the world from where I was!"

Maureen O'Hara

BSN '72

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

Veronica Palustra receiving a degree.

"Today, I am an advocate for workforce safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion."

Veronica Palustra

DNP '16, MSN '13

Our community has been living our mission since the 1960s. Uncover the stories about our journey.

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.