of San Francisco’s School of Nursing has changed its name to the School of
Nursing and Health Professions.
The name change
reflects the college’s recent expansion to include a master of public health (MPH)
degree beginning this fall.
program is expected to draw recent graduates and
professionals interested in careers in fields such as health promotion,
community organizing, and healthy lifestyle leadership, allowing them to choose
an emphasis in community health, global health, or health promotion education.
graduate nursing program ranks among the nation’s top 50 – U.S. News and World Report.
MPH Launch Event: The
School of Nursing and Health Professions hosts Barbara Garcia, director of the San
Francisco Department of Public Health, Oct. 19. Garcia will discuss her first
year as director and the public health problems affecting San Francisco. For
information, click here.
health professions programming at USF has become a university priority,” said
Judith Karshmer, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions. “Our
goal is to expand health professions’ options that are mission-centric and
built upon the strategic goals of USF 2028.”
bolstered by USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.’s appointment of a
35-member committee to study how the
university can best grow its health professions education at the graduate
level, takes into account projections for rapid growth in the health care
industry in coming years.
The committee’s charge is to build on USF’s current strengths
in professional nursing education, expanding the scope and depth of health
professions education at the graduate level. Much of the focus will be on
emerging fields, high demand areas for national and global health priorities,
and areas that link education and health-related services in innovative and sustainable
patterns of outreach, Karshmer said.