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An Academic Culture Rich in Diversity and Inspiration

The University of San Francisco, the city’s first institution of higher learning, was founded in 1855. As one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, this institution is built upon Jesuit values offering students a rigorous, global approach to education that prepares a new generation of leaders to create a more humane and just world.

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions was founded in 1954 and instituted the first private university nursing program in California. From its initial launch of graduate degree programs in the 1980s, the school grew to offer the first MSN program with a Clinical Nurse Leader focus in 2005. And by 2007, the school had begun seeking students for the first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in California. Under the guidance of some of the nation’s leading academic health care professionals, nursing students at the University of San Francisco are offered the leadership and clinical knowledge that can help inspire transformation in the health care system.

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About the School


See how the University of San Francisco teaches students to excel as leaders while benefiting humankind.

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School of Nursing and Health Professions


Inspiring future health care leaders for more than 50 years.

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The University of San Francisco’s Mission


Learn more about the University of San Francisco’s vision, mission and core values.

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Accreditations


The University of San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a founding member.

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Rankings


Learn more about the University of San Francisco’s high rankings for diversity.

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