Equip and inspire innovative expert-level health professionals to use their hearts, minds, and souls to change the world.


The School of Nursing and Health Professions advances the mission of the university by addressing health inequities and transforming health care using evidence-informed approaches.

Our baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master’s degree in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


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.