University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions

Introduction

The School of Nursing and Health Professions follows the University of San Francisco’s mission to provide a liberal arts education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of diversity, justice and global perspectives.

In supporting this mission, students in the School of Nursing and Health Professions are part of one of the most exciting and diverse cities for progressive health care delivery in the nation. Graduates serve as knowledgeable, innovative and experienced practitioners in health care.

Vision

The School of Nursing & 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.

Mission

The mission of the School of Nursing & Health Professions (SONHP) is to advance nursing and health professions education within the context of the Jesuit tradition. The school uses dynamic and innovative approaches in undergraduate and graduate education to prepare professionals for current and future practice domains. The goal is to effectively link classroom, clinical and field experiences with expectations for competence, compassion, and justice in health care, protection and promotion within the context of the highest academic standards.

Values

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 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 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, an effective public health infrastructure, and, lifelong learning.

The mission, vision, and values of the School of Nursing & Health Professions are included in the graduate and undergraduate student handbooks. Additionally, they are incorporated into the graduate and undergraduate curricula and are integral components of the student evaluation process. Students implement the mission, vision, and values of the School of Nursing and Health Professions in their end-of-program evaluations, course evaluations for practice experiences, course testing, and end-of-course competencies and outcomes.

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a rigorous program at the intersection of biomedical and information sciences. Students gain a broad knowledge of the rapidly evolving health care landscape as well as a deep technical foundation in computer science and programming. [+]

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a rigorous program at the intersection of biomedical and information sciences. Students gain a broad knowledge of the rapidly evolving health care landscape as well as a deep technical foundation in computer science and programming. Program of Study The 36-credit MSHI program may be completed during two years of full-time graduate status. Courses are offered year round and exceptional students may complete in as little as one year. Students with demanding career and personal commitments may extend their graduate education. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HEALTH INFORMATICS PROGRAM All applicants will be considered for a limited number of merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. On-campus teaching or research assistantships that pay an hourly wage may also be available for advanced students. Students earn invaluable practical experience at San Francisco and Silicon Valley health companies and startups via the Practicum Option. This option is available to U.S. and international students. International students may be eligible to work for 29 months in the U.S. under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) extension program after completion of the Health Informatics program. An Executive Certificate in Clinical Informatics is available for those to who would like a deep introduction to health and biomedical informatics for professional careers but do not want to commit to the full master's program. ... [-]

Videos

Master of Public Health Informational Webinar March 3, 2016

Clinical Psychology PsyD

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Contact

University of San Francisco

Address Fulton Street 2130
94117 San Francisco, United States
Website http://www.usfca.edu/
Phone +1 415-422-5555