The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing professional nurses who provide a moral compass to transform health care in order to promote equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access to care.
The mission of the School of Nursing and Health Professions is to advance nursing education within the context of the Jesuit tradition. The school uses dynamic and innovative approaches in undergraduate and graduate nursing education to prepare professionals for current and future practice domains. The goal is to effectively link classroom and clinical experiences with expectations for competence, compassion, and justice in health care within the context of the highest academic standards.
The School of Nursing and Health Professions mission, vision and values are available to students in the graduate and undergraduate student handbooks. These are also incorporated in the clinical and theory courses in the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, in course objectives and content objectives and as use as integral parts of the evaluation process of students The students’ implement these professional values as indicated by their responses in end of program evaluations (EBI), their course evaluations for clinical experiences, course testing and end of course competencies/outcomes.
Congruent with the core values of the university, the values of the School of Nursing and Health Professions are to:
- Create and maintain an environment that promotes excellence in the nursing academic endeavor based on: mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, professionalism, creativity, diversity, cultural sensitivity and spirituality
- Demonstrate the personal values of: integrity, academic excellence, respect for self and others, compassion and caring, personal growth, responsibility, and accountability, professionalism, a passion for justice, and personal health and well-being
- Positively influence nursing practice and health care environments by promoting: health and wellness, holistic, patient-centered care, patient advocacy, a spirit of inquiry and evidence-based practice, safety and quality improvement, cost effective care, emerging technologies balanced with a humanistic approach, professional and ethical decision-making, increased access to care, especially for vulnerable populations and, lifelong learning
The School of Nursing and Health Professions Mission, vision and values are available to students in the graduate and undergraduate student handbooks. These are also incorporated in the clinical and theory courses in the graduate and undergraduate curricula, in course objectives and content objectives and are used as integral parts of the evaluation process of students.
Approved: Full Faculty 2008