School of Nursing

The San Francisco State University School of Nursing aims to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families, and communities. Faculty has a passion for teaching using a rich variety of educational methods. We embrace the diversity of our student population, and are committed to educating nurses who serve diverse populations with a focus on social and environmental justice, and health equality.

School of Nursing Solidarity Statement on Anti-Asian & Asian American/Pacific Islander


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Health Disparity Reduction Project (HDRP)

Our commitment to reduce health disparities in our local communities and provide future nurses with an educational and experiential foundation in clinical prevention and population health. 

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at San Francisco State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Emergency Fund for School of Nursing Students

This fund awards financial support on an as-needed basis to students with unforeseen hardship. With your help, every willing and dedicated student has the opportunity to complete their degree, regardless of their financial status.


  • Philip Derf was a student in our nursing program at SF State from 1990-1994 who was known as an extraordinary asset to his f…
  • Larry Vitale, lecturer in the School of Nursing, has been awarded the CHSS Excellence in Service Award for his dedication to…
  • School of Nursing is offering four scholarships this semester: Professor Karen Johnson-Brennan Scholarship Fund in Nursing C…



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