Departments

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 — Interim Chair Sally Rankin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Physiological Nursing — Chair Janine Cataldo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Social & Behavioral Sciences — Chair Janet Shim, PhD
Institute for Health & Aging — Director Wendy Max, PhD