The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Goals

Program Goal I – Education

To educate individuals for professional careers in public health by offering a high-quality educational program focused on identified core competencies in public health using innovative and effective pedagogy (e.g. Ignatian Pedagogy), taught by well-qualified faculty and practicing professionals, while incorporating faculty, student, and community feedback for continuous improvement.

Program Goal II - Discovery

To enhance public health knowledge in the local, national, and global public health communities through evidence-based public health practice.

Program Goal III- Service

To provide faculty leadership and expertise in forms of managerial and programmatic support that enhances student learning through active service to local, national, and global public health communities.

Program Goal IV – Workforce Development

To provide the pedagogy to prepare public health professionals who implement socially just strategies to identify, prevent, and solve community health problems with a focus on the needs of vulnerable populations.