Seven students from GO Team posing with hand heart signals

Mission, Vision & Values

The mission of the School of Nursing and Health Professions is to improve the health of all populations through equitable and compassionate service, value-driven research, and innovative nursing and health professions education, preparing learners to use their hearts, minds, and souls to change the health of the world.

Dean Fry-Bowers

Eileen K. Fry-Bowers

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions

We are pursuing health as a human right. We are changing the world’s health through our engagement with each student, each patient, each project, each internship, each capstone, each dissertation, and each research study."

Eileen K. Fry-Bowers

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Our Vision

The School of Nursing and Health Professions will eliminate health inequity and promote health justice locally and globally while preserving human dignity.

Our Values

In harmony with the core values of the University of San Francisco, the School of Nursing and Health Professions embraces:

  • Courage to challenge existing paradigms to advance health equity and achieve health justice.
  • Community that fosters collaborative action for positive change.
  • Diversity, in all its forms, to ensure inclusivity and belonging.
  • Excellence that instills responsibility, accountability, professionalism and a desire for personal growth and lifelong learning.
  • Ethical practice that reflects humanistic ideals, and upholds the inherent dignity and worth of each individual.
  • Scholarly inquiry that seeks the best evidence and promotes the highest levels of scientific integrity.
Monique de Villa

Monique de Villa, MPH '23

Real-World Applications

I addressed health inequities in my project by building community-based partnerships to create solutions with the community instead of the solutions coming just from researchers."

Monique de Villa, MPH '23

School of Nursing & Health Professions

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117