Our Organization

As a vital part of a world-renowned health sciences campus, the UCSF School of Nursing fosters excellence, diversity, and innovation in everything we do. Our rich history and dynamic present give ample proof of the global health care leadership we continue to provide. Our faculty members serve in advisory and leadership capacities in policy, health care delivery, and clinical and translational research. In the past decade, we have remained firmly in the first two spots in NIH research funding awarded to schools of nursing; in 2014, 2015 and 2016 we were again first.

Separated by only a courtyard, School of Nursing faculty and students work closely with UCSF Health Nursing staff on many joint research, patient care, and education initiatives. Our students come from around the world. While here they combine their varied perspectives and fresh ideas with attentive mentoring and rigorous coursework to prepare for desperately needed leadership roles in patient care, research, health policy, and academia. Our graduate specialties consistently rank among the best in US News & World Report assessments of professional graduate programs.

Accreditation Information

The Master’s degree in Nursing program (and post-graduate APRN certificate program) at the UCSF School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP program at UCSF is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly. Tel: 240-485-1802,[email protected]www.midwife.org/acme.

The UCSF School of Nursing graduate programs meet requirements set by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN):

  • The Nurse Practitioner Program conforms to the Board’s “Standards of Education for Nurse Practitioner Programs” (California Code of Regulations Section 1484) and has been approved by the BRN.
  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist Program conforms to the Board’s requirements for Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification but is not formally approved by the BRN.
  • The Certified Nurse-Midwifery program conforms to the Board’s “Standards for Nurse-Midwifery Programs” (California Code of Regulations Section 1462) and has been approved by the BRN.