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

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. She has conducted research in southern New Mexico testing interventions to improve self-care behaviors in Hispanic (Latino) patients with diabetes. Her focus is community based participatory research and she remains actively involved with a community based health center in New Mexico as an external evaluator on community based projects.

Education:

PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center

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

Associate 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). Dr. Loomis has spent the last 10 years developing expertise in the use of simulation as a teaching modality to undergraduate and...

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

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

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

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