Faculty


Anna Kwong

Program Director
(415) 422-2014

Education:

EdD, Learning and Instructions, University of San Francisco | Master of Science in Nursing, San Francisco State University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, Clinical Lab I: Applied Assessment in Health and Wellness, Clinical Lab II: Alterations in Health & Illness Skills Clinic, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Health Assessment

Neftali Cabezudo

Program Director
(415) 422-8323

Education:

RN, State of California | BSN, Hampton University | MA, Central Michigan University | PhD, Capella University

Courses:

Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, Clinical Lab I: Applied Assessment in Health and Wellness, Understanding Military Culture: The Health Professional's Role, Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II, PTSD, Addiction and Suicide in the VA Population, Fundamentals of Nursing Review, Clinical Lab IV: Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing - Management of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care, Complex Care, Senior Seminar: Exit HESI Review, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care

Linda Hargreaves

Program Director
(415) 422-4046

Education:

DNP, Walden University | MSL, Walden University | MSN, San Francisco State University | RN, State of California | BA, San Jose State University | ADN, Chabot College

Courses:

Clinical Lab I: Applied Assessment in Health and Wellness, Understanding Laboratory, Diagnostic Tests, and Procedures, Healthcare Systems I: Nursing Leadership Within Complex Adaptive Systems, Healthcare Systems II: Management in Complex Clinical Systems, Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Nursing Care of Children, Clinical Lab V: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Care of Women and Children, Clinical Lab V: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Care of Women and Children - Simulation Lab, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Directed Study

Amanda Aaronson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2018

Courses:

Women's Health, Clinical Lab V: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Care of Women and Children, Assessment Across the Lifespan, Health Promotion of Families and Individuals, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Angela Banks

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6393

Teaching Areas of Expertise -  Adult Health, Cardiovascular Nursing, Medical - Surgical Nursing, and Pharmacology

Education:

BSN, University of Illinois, Chicago | MSN, University of California, Los Angeles | PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Expertise:

Cardiovascular Critical Care, Trauma, Emergency Room

Courses:

Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II, Clinical Lab II: Alterations in Health & Illness Skills Clinic, Directed Study

Elizabeth Cooper

Associate Professor

Teaching Areas of Expertise -  Adult Health; Nursing Therapeutics; Adult Critical Care  - Clinical Interests of Expertise and Interest -  Cardiovascular Intensive Care; Adult Health; Clinical Systems Management

Education:

RN Diploma, Abbott-Northwestern School of Nursing | BS, College of St. Francis | MSN, University of San Francisco | DNP, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Clinical Lab IV: Medical Surgical Nursing Simulation Lab, Complex Care

Kimberleigh Cox

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6593

Dr. Kim Cox is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Cox's specialty interests and NP work are in psychiatric mental health and addiction medicine, behavioral and community health of vulnerable populations, advocacy, and psychiatric consultation.  She brings her clinical experience, interests, and passion for community mental health to her teaching, service, clinical work, and volunteerism.

Education:

DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, University of San Francisco | MSN, Adult and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of California, San Francisco | BA, Brown University, Providence, RI

Expertise:

Behavioral Health-Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Public Health, Community Health Nursing of Vulnerable Populations, Cognitive-Behavioral Modalities & Motivational Approaches, Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Management

Courses:

Community and Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Clinical Leadership in Mental Health and Community-Based Practice

Mary Lou De Natale

Professor
(415) 422-2022

Teaching Areas of Expertise -  Community Health and Mental Health Nursing, Family Health-Maternity in Junior and Senior level (Nursing 352, Nursing 451; and Nursing 481), and the Masters Program in Teaching, Learning, and Program Planning (Nursing 609), Instructional Systems Design (Nursing 604), and Clinical in Health Promotion and the Childbearing Family (Nursing 611). Participant in health prevention and promotion programs with individuals, families, and health care providers with the focus...

Education:

BSN, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Introduction to the Techniques for Healthy Cooking: Serving Vulnerable Populations, Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition I, Clinical Lab III: Community and Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing Practicum, Health Promotion of Families and Individuals, CNL Role: Introduction, Healthcare Systems Leadership, CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator, Healthcare Policy and Ethics, Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader, CNL Practice I: Leading Quality Improvement Initiatives, CNL Practice II: Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management

Gregory DeBourgh

Professor
(415) 422-6214

Areas of Specialization and Teaching Expertise -  Patient Safety and Quality Systems: synergy partnerships for academia and service (health care agencies) to safe clinical practices; simulation instructional designs to advance knowledge and skill development for patient risk and harm reduction, team effectiveness, communication, and conflict management. Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: best practice models for interprofessional education in academic and clinical practice settings.

Education:

AS, College of Marin | BS, University of California at San Francisco | MS, University of California at San Francisco | EdD, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Medical-Surgical Nursing I: Management of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care

Margaret Hansen

Professor
(415) 422-2017

Teaching Areas of Expertise -  Pathophysiology; Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory; Informatics; Complementary Medicine; Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice - Clinical Areas of Expertise and Interest - Medical-Surgical Nursing

Education:

Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission Reykjavik, Iceland | Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate, University of San Francisco | Distance Education Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison | EdD, University of San Francisco | Post-Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate, Duquesne University | MSN, Nursing Education, San Jose State University | California Public Health Nurse Certificate | BSN, Seton Hall University | AA, Science, Pasadena City College

Expertise:

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Courses:

Social Media in Health Education, Evidence-Based Inquiry and Informatics, Nursing Research, Nursing Inquiry

John Hurley

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6681

Courses:

Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition I, Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Nursing Care of Children, Clinical Lab V: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Care of Women and Children - Simulation Lab, Senior Seminar, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Clinical Simulation Lab III: Pediatrics

Janice Mark DNP, RN, FNB-BC

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-6681

Dr. Janice Mark, DNP, RN, FNB-BC earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at USF and has been teaching as an adjunct faculty member for 25 years. She has been recently selected as a prestigious year-long Clinical Fall prevention Fellowship through the AACN Public Health Fellowship Program at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) , Family Nurse Practitioner, University of San Francisco | Master of Science in Nursing, Geriatric Nurse Specialist, University of San Francisco | Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Clinical Lab I: Applied Assessment in Health and Wellness, Clinical Lab II: Alterations in Health and Illness, Clinical Lab II: Alterations in Health and Illness (Simulation Lab)

Susan Pauly-O'Neill

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6506

Certification -  Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice

Education:

BSN, State University of New York

Courses:

Fundamentals of Nursing Review, Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Nursing Care of Children, Directed Study, Management of Common and Acute Health Problems, DNP Project, DNP Residency

Susan Prion

Professor
(415) 422-6936

Education:

BS, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio | BS Nursing, Case Wester Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio | MS Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California | MEd, Instructional Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, California | EdD Curriculum and Instruction, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Courses:

Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methodologies, Healthcare Systems II: Management in Complex Clinical Systems, Directed Study, Dissertation Research and Writing

Christina Purpora

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2021

Christina Purpora is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) at the University of San Francisco (USF). Her primary areas of teaching are applied assessment and nursing fundamentals in the traditional undergraduate nursing program. Her professional experience includes working in hospitals as a staff nurse for 21 years and a clinical nurse educator for nine. Her clinical expertise is in medical-surgical and critical care nursing of the adult and older adult.

Education:

Ph.D., Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (2010) | MS, Nursing (nursing education focus), University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut (2005) | BS, Nursing, Regis University, Denver, Colorado (1995) | AS, Nursing, Ventura College, Ventura, California (1991) | Diploma, Practical Nursing, Thompson School for Practical Nurses, Brattleboro, Vermont (1978)

Courses:

Applied Assessment and Nursing Fundamentals I: Health and Wellness

Teresa Sienkiewicz

Affiliate Faculty
(415) 422-8322

Education:

RN, State of California | BS, Oakland university | BSN, Excelsior College | MSN, Excelsior College | EdD, Fielding Graduate University

Courses:

Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice, Applied Assessment and Nursing Fundamentals I: Health and Wellness, Skin: Burns and Traumatic Wounds, Evidence-Based Inquiry and Informatics, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Directed Study

Jason Speaks

Instructor (VANAP)
(415) 422-8320

Education:

FNP, State of California and Colorado | RN, State of California and Colorado | PhD, University of California San Francisco | MSN, University of Colorado-Denver | BSN, Colorado State University

Courses:

Essentials of Pharmacology: Principles and Concepts, Clinical Lab I: Applied Assessment in Health and Wellness, Clinical Lab II: Alterations in Health and Illness, Fundamentals of Nursing Review, Community and Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Lab III: Community and Mental Health Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing I: Management of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care, Clinical Lab IV: Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing - Management of Comprehensive Adult Patient Care, Senior Seminar, Clinical Lab VI: Complex Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing II - Clinical Lab

Contact Info

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.

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