Faculty


Alexa Curtis PhD, MPH, FNP-BC

Program Director
(415) 422-4073

Alexa C. Curtis received her PhD in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Community Health Systems. She is a practicing family nurse practitioner at a Federally Qualified Rural Health Center in Northern California. Her area of interest includes improving access to under-served populations through advance practice nursing services, particularly for rural youth and other vulnerable populations in rural communities.

Education:

PhD, Nursing, Community Health Systems, University of California, San Francisco | MPH, University of San Francisco | MS, Nursing, Family Health Clinical Specialist, University of San Diego | BS, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Courses:

Applied Epidemiology and Data Analysis, Precepted Practicum, Applied Data Analysis, Transition to Practice Practicum, Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis, Community-based Health Promotion and FNP Role Development Practicum, Qualifying Project, NP Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development, NP Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development, Management of Common and Acute Health Problems Clinical Practicum, Mgmt Chron Hlth Prob Prac Prec, Management of Complex Health Problems Clinical Practicum, DNP Project, Practicum I: Micro-System, Practicum II Focus: MicroSystem, Practicum III: Meso-System, Practicum IV: Macro-System, Practicum V: Synthesis Integrated and Complex Organizations, DNP Residency, Directed Study

Wanda Borges PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2383

Dr. Borges received her PhD from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2004 with a focus on self-care behaviors in chronic disease...

Education:

PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center

Courses:

Biostatistics in Public Health, Introduction to Population Health, Evidence-Based Scholarship II, Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology, Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Scholarly Communication and Evidence-Based Practice for the Executive Leader, Qualifying Project, NP Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development, NP Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development, Management of Chronic Health Problems Practicum, Practicum III: Meso-System, Practicum IV: Macro-System, Directed Study

Jo Loomis DNP, RN, FNP-C, CHSE, NCMP, ANLC, CLC, CNL

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6394

Dr. Jo Loomis is a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Loomis received her DNP from the University of Minnesota and has maintained certifications in the women’s health areas of lactation and menopause as well as certification as a Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE).

Education:

DNP, University of Minnesota | MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, San Jose State University | BSN, University of Missouri

Expertise:

Primary Care, Maternal/Child, Simulation, Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations, Physiologic Childbirth, Lactation Support

Courses:

Childbearing Fam Cl Sim Lab, Precepted Practicum, Evidence-Based Scholarship I, Evidence-Based Scholarship II, Primary Health Care: Community Partnerships Practicum, Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse Practicum, Community-based Health Promotion and FNP Role Development Practicum, Community-based Health Promotion and NP Role Development, Qualifying Project, NP Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development, NP Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development, Management of Common and Acute Health Problems Clinical Practicum, Mgmt Chron Hlth Prob Prac Prec, Management of Complex Health Problems Clinical Practicum, DNP Project, Practicum I: Micro-System, Practicum II Focus: MicroSystem, Practicum III: Meso-System, Practicum IV: Macro-System, Practicum V: Synthesis Integrated and Complex Organizations, DNP Residency, Directed Study

Stefan Rowniak

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4702

Dr. Stefan Rowniak has been teaching at USF since 2011 after a long career as a Registered Nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner. He started his nursing career with a BSN from the University of San Francisco in 1985 when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was decimating the local community. Subsequently, he joined the frontlines of the fight against the AIDS epidemic by arranging his senior preceptorship at the newly opened “AIDS Ward” at San Francisco General Hospital. After graduating with his BSN, he...

Education:

Post-Doctoral Student, University of California, San Francisco | PhD, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco | MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of California, San Francisco | BS, Nursing, SF State University, San Francisco | Certificate, Alcohol Studies, Seattle University, Seattle | BA, Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle

Courses:

Sexual Health in Public Health Practice, Perspectives in Transgender and Gender Identities, Healthcare Policy and Ethics, Precepted Practicum, NP Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development, NP Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development

Prabjot (Jodie) Sandhu DNP, FNP-C, PA-C, CNL

Assistant Professor | Director of Clinical Training - NP Programs
(415) 422-4244

Dr. Jodie Sandhu, is Director of Clinical Training for the NP Programs, and Assistant Professor in the FNP-DNP Department. Dr. Sandhu is a Family Nurse Practitioner, with clinical experience in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Women's Health, Infertility, and Sleep Medicine. She has been involved in patient care across the lifespan for over 16 years. Her past and current clinical experiences provide a strong foundation for the integration of education and practice for all nursing students. Dr....

Education:

DNP, University of San Francisco | MSN, University of San Francisco | NP/PA Primary Care Family Medicine Program: Stanford University | BSN, Jacksonville University | RN, Modesto Junior College

Courses:

Assessment Across the Lifespan, Introduction to Nurse Leader Role, Educator Role, Precepted Practicum, Diagnosis and Management of Acute and Common Conditions for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Community-based Health Promotion and FNP Role Development Practicum, Community-based Health Promotion and NP Role Development, Qualifying Project, NP Qualifying Project: Manuscript Development, NP Qualifying Project: Prospectus Development, Management of Common and Acute Health Problems Clinical Practicum, Management of Common and Acute Health Problems, Management of Chronic Health Problems Practicum, Mgmt Chron Hlth Prob Prac Prec, Management of Chronic Health Problems, Management of Complex Health Problems Clinical Practicum, DNP Project, Practicum II Focus: MicroSystem, Practicum III: Meso-System, Practicum IV: Macro-System, Practicum V: Synthesis Integrated and Complex Organizations, DNP Residency, Directed Study

Contact Info

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6681