Our Departments

The UCSF School of Nursing houses four academic departments — Community Health Systems, Family Health Care Nursing, Physiological Nursing and Social & Behavioral Sciences — and the Institute for Health & Aging, which is an organized research unit.

Together, these departments and organized research unit guide our mission of educating diverse health leaders, conducting research, advancing nursing and interprofessional practice, and providing public service with a focus on promoting health quality and equity. 

Community Health Systems — Chair Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN
Family Health Care Nursing — Chair Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Physiological Nursing — Interim Chair Karen Schumacher, PhD, RN
Social & Behavioral Sciences — Chair Janet Shim, PhD
Institute for Health & Aging — Director Wendy Max, PhD