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Nursing, BSN

Use your heart, mind, and soul to change the health of the world from here. Become a health care advocate. Improve the health of all populations through equitable and compassionate service, value-driven research, and innovative nursing practices.

Why nursing at USF?

The support I’ve received has given me opportunities to participate in internships/externships and represent the university, which is something I never thought would be possible. From the generosity of the donors and other aids, I'm able to focus on my academics, be involved on campus and improve the Dons community for years to come."

Yliza Ortiz, BSN '23

Apply What You Know

Work hands-on with our state-of-the-art mannequins in the Simulation Center and hone your skills in our Clinical Skills Lab. Learn, develop, and improve patient-centered care — all useful for your development as a nurse.

Simulation Center
Lucy Lundell

Lucy Lundell ’24

Equipped to Succeed

My role as a big sister, my Jesuit education, and my diverse clinical experiences have instilled in me a deep care for others and a desire to give back to my community, which I hope to be able to do as I begin my career as a Registered Nurse."

Lucy Lundell ’24

Choose Your Location

Start your nursing journey on the hilltop campus. If you’re a first-year student, expect to study for eight semesters in the fall and spring. If you’re a transfer student, you will study for a minimum of six semesters and up to eight semesters, depending upon initial transfer credits and availability of clinical space.

The BSN program is also offered at our Sacramento campus, in partnership with the VA Northern California Health Care System, and admits transfer students who have completed all clinical prerequisites.

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L.V.N. 30 Unit Option

This non-degree option allows licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to take the minimum coursework required to apply for registered nursing (RN) licensure in California and qualify for the licensing exam. The RN license obtained by this method may not be accepted by all states.

Learn More About the 30 Unit Option

Pursue Health Beyond Nursing

Interested in a career as a doctor, pharmacist, physician assistant, public health worker, dentist, optometrist or more? Your path to a career in health professions starts here. University of San Francisco pre-health advisors are here to help with prerequisite courses, application recommendations, and career information.

Pre-Med & Pre-Health Professions Advising

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Top 10%

in Undergraduate Nursing

U.S. News & World Report 2024

NCLEX pass rate (2022)

Nursing, BSN

School of Nursing and Health Professions
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117


8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.