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Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP


Our talented and competent faculty bring various life experiences and educational backgrounds to the classroom and beyond. 

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Program Director

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Dr. Radasa graduated from New Mexico State University with a BSN in 1999 and an MSN in 2002. Her MSN track was as a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist. Between 2011 and 2016 she attended University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), where she received first her Post Master's Certificate in the FNP, then a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and a second Post-Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Radasa has taught in the BSN & MSN programs at New Mexico...

  • Post-Masters Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, New Mexico State University, 2016
  • Doctorate Nursing Practice, University of Texas at El Paso, 2015
  • Post-Masters Certificate...

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Deepika Goyal is a nurse educator, researcher, and clinician who brings 16 years of experience with her to USFCA. She teaches courses in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master’s nursing programs, helping to prepare the next generation of family nurse practitioners. Dr. Goyal’s research focuses on maternal mental health among Asian American women, which is reflected in her publications over the past 18 years. Dr. Goyal’s research was among the first to highlight maternal mental health...

  • UCSF, San Francisco, PhD in Nursing, Minor in Education, 2007
  • San Jose State University, MS in Nursing, FNP Certificate, 2002
  • San Jose State University, BS in Nursing, 2000
  • De Anza Community...
  • Nursing
  • Maternal child health
  • Women's health issues
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
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Alicia Kletter recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice here at the University of San Francisco with emphasis as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her professional background includes 22 years as a nurse and family nurse practitioner with much of her career spent working with substance use disorders including methadone and buprenorphine maintenance. She further specialized within this field when she was the director of the City of San Francisco’s perinatal opioid use...

  • USF, DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2022
  • Samuel Merritt University, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, 2004
  • Rensselear Polytechnic University, BSN Biochemistry/Biophysics, 1999
  • Addiction medicine
  • Perinatal opioid use disorder
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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 is a family nurse practitioner with a focus on primary care and women's health. She focuses on lactation, perinatal care...

  • DNP, University of Minnesota
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, San Jose State University
  • BSN, University of Missouri
  • Primary care
  • Perinatal care
  • Lactation support
  • Menopause support
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Dr. Norwood has a strong focus on health promotion, disease prevention and wellness and is fully committed to provide quality patient care and safety, coordination, communication, and advocacy for patients and their families. He brings more than 27 years of nursing experience with a background in family practice, trauma nursing, surgical nursing and military nursing. Dr. Norwood currently serves as an Associate Professor at USF, primary care provider for over 200 patients at Grass Valley...

  • USF, MSBH, 2018
  • USF, DNP, 2013
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences USUHS), MSN, 2006
  • University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), MSN, 2003
  • UTEP, BSN, 1995
  • DeAnza College, AA...
  • Primary Care
  • Mental Health
  • Military Medicine

Part-Time Faculty

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Dr. Van Leuven is an experienced NP actively engaged in practice while teaching.

  • Western Univ of Health Sciences, FNP Cert, 1999
  • UCSF, PhD in Nursing, 1996
  • USF, MS, Community Health Systems, 1988
  • J Sergeant Reynolds, Critical Care, Cert, 1980
  • Univ of Delaware, BSN, 1978
  • Disease management
  • Practice management
  • Post-acute care

Faculty Emeritus

Dr. Sattler is a Professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, an international organization that is helping to integrate environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy. While at the University of Maryland, she directed the Maryland Hospitals for Healthy Environments, a 10-year statewide initiative that...

  • DrPH, Public Health Oc/Environmental Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University 1982
  • BS, University of Baltimore, Political Science, 1980