USF SONHP Preceptor Portal - Welcome and Overview

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WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

On behalf of the faculty and staff of USF and SONHP, thank you for serving as a clinical preceptor to our students. As a preceptor, you play a vital role in the education of our students and the continued development of the profession. We recognize that it is a big commitment to take on a student in addition to your clinical work, and we appreciate all of your efforts. If you have any questions or concerns about precepting, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Primary Contact

Dr. Jodie Sandhu, Director of Clinical Training of NP Programs
Email: pksandhu@usfca.edu
Cell Phone: 925-819-2328

Secondary Contacts

Dr. Alexa Curtis, Director of NP Programs
Email: accurtis@usfca.edu
Cell Phone: 530-264-6986

Dr. Trinette Radasa, Director of PMHNP Program
Email: tlradasa@usfca.edu
Cell Phone: 575-639-0139

Additional Key Contacts

Graduate Nursing Programs
Email: sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu

The University of San Francisco (USF), the city's first university, was founded by Jesuit priests in 1855. USF is made up of six colleges and schools that include School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP), College of Arts & Sciences, School of Law, School of Management, and School of Education.

Over the years, the University has made numerous contributions to the civic, business and educational leadership, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, business executives, members of Congress, college presidents, and scientists. USF is a diverse learning community of students, faculty, and staff, committed to high quality scholarship and social justice.

USF’s School of Nursing was founded in the 1940s as a cooperative effort with the Sisters of Mercy for registered nurses from nearby St. Mary's Hospital to earn their baccalaureate degrees. The School became the first private nursing program in California, formed in 1954 and accredited by the National League for Nursing when the first students graduated in 1958. Since then, SONHP remains committed to preparing professional nurses within the Jesuit academic tradition, with strong liberal arts and science preparation coupled with professional knowledge in the discipline of nursing. The School began offering a Master of Science in Nursing in 1984, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2007. It is currently accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

SONHP at USF advances the mission of the university by preparing professional nurses with a moral compass to transform health care in order to promote equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access to care.

Mission

The mission of SONHP is to advance nursing and health professional education within the Jesuit tradition. The school uses dynamic and innovative approaches in undergraduate and graduate education to prepare professionals for current and future practice domains. SOHNP links classroom, clinical and field experiences with expectations for competence, compassion, and justice in health care with high academic standards. 

Vision

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing health professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy, and provide a moral compass to transform health care in order to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access.

Values

  • Create and maintain an environment that promotes excellence in the health professions' 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 healthcare 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, an effective public health infrastructure, and lifelong learning.

Academic Programs

The School of Nursing and Health Professions is an interprofessional academic center and home to the following academic programs:

Graduate

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Master of Public Health, Generalist
    • Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Leadership
  • Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH)
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Master of Science in Nursing, Entry-level
    • Master of Science in Nursing, RN-MSN

Doctorate Degrees

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership (EL DNP)
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP FNP)
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Population Health Leadership (PHL DNP)
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP PMHNP)

Dual Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN-DNP FNP)
    • BSN-DNP FNP/Master of Public Health
    • BSN-DNP FNP/Master of Science in Behavioral Health
    • BSN-DNP FNP/Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN-DNP PMHNP)
    • BSN-DNP PMHNP/Master of Public Health
    • BSN-DNP PMHNP/Master of Science in Behavioral Health
    • BSN-DNP PMHNP/Master of Science in Nursing