School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Discover the rewards of graduate nursing at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions. Unlike traditional programs, the MSN program emphasizes leadership, quality, safety, and evidence-based education. You will learn from a framework that integrates the humanities, public health, and physical and organizational sciences into nursing practice. As a nurse with a USF master’s education, you are prepared to lead and succeed in today's complex and dynamic health care system, while also keeping in mind the idea of cura personalis, or "care of the whole person". This particularly Jesuit approach to a nursing education ensures that you have a global perspective when making health care decisions.
The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers two (2) entry points toward a master of science degree in nursing – the first entry point is for individuals who have a nursing background (registered nurses or RNs), and the second for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in a field outside of nursing. Choose a track that is appropriate for your background to learn more about admission requirements, deadlines, curriculum patterns and more.
As the city's first university, USF has served San Francisco since 1854 and inspired students' passion to apply their education as a vehicle of positive change in the world. Located at the heart of San Francisco, the university provides unparalleled access to a city that is the birthplace of progress and big ideas. The School of Nursing and Health Professions of the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing health professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy, and provide a moral compass to transform health care in order to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access.
Combining classroom learning and clinical practice, undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Nursing and Health Professions utilize a hands-on approach to nursing education. Additionally, San Francisco’s booming economy and cultural resources provide our students with unique professional and personal opportunities in a collaborative and challenging environment.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
It is also approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who graduate from the program are also eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.