Contact Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides services in three main areas, Admissions for prospective students, Progressions for matriculated students, and Licensure and Degree verification for graduates.

Admissions: Student services advisors and staff in the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSA) oversee general inquiries and prospective student counseling for the MEPN, Masters, and PhD programs. They advise prospective students on program requirements and admissions processes, assist applicants with the application system, coordinate and assist faculty and admissions committees on application processing; applicant screening, interviews, decisions, communications, and reporting for the MEPN, Masters, and PhD programs. Advisors also support onboarding processes and programming for new student orientations.

Progressions: Student services advisors and OSA staff work with matriculating students to ensure all degree milestones are met, advise on School and Campus-wide policies and procedures, process various School and Graduate Division petitions, meet with second year Masters students to review course enrollment and graduation requirements, and connect students with Campus resources and information such as advisors for student government and referral for emergency aid.

Licensure and Degree Verification: Student services advisors and OSA staff assist all recent graduates with advanced practice certification and licensure in California and nation-wide. Staff also assist alumni with education verifications and additional licensure, including degree conferral information, dates of attendance, and curriculum and syllabi information for outside agencies and organizations.

Additional Services: For academic programs that have a separate infrastructure to support admissions, progression, and licensure/degree verification, the OSA staff is available to consult and assist as needed.

The Office of Student Affairs is here to help guide you through the admissions process for each of our nursing programs.

Feel free to reach out to the student affairs advisor who oversees the program you would like to apply to. If you are unsure who to contact, call our general office line or email us and we’ll connect you with the right person.

For General Admission Inquiries 

​UCSF School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
2 Koret Way, Room 319X
San Francisco, CA 94143 
Phone: (415) 476-1435
Fax: (415) 476-9707
[email protected]

Master's Entry Program in Nursing

Please send questions to: [email protected]

Sergio Saenz
Outreach and Recruitment Director
[email protected]

Master's Advanced Practice in Nursing Program

Please send questions to the following staff for assistance:

Sergio Saenz
Outreach and Recruitment Director
[email protected]

Debbie Acoba
Student Affairs Advisor
(415) 476-9705
[email protected]

Megan Rilla
Student Affairs Advisor
[email protected]

PhD Program in Nursing

Debbie Acoba
Student Affairs Advisor
(415) 476-9705
[email protected]

PhD Program in Sociology

Brandee Woleslagle
Academic Program Manager
(415) 476-3047
[email protected]

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Maria Elena DeGuzman
Administrative Officer
(415) 476-7009
DNP Program Interest Form
Contact: [email protected]

Academic Achievement Counseling

Michael Sano
Academic Achievement Counselor
[email protected]

The academic achievement counselor provides individual consultations, with a focus on students who are underrepresented, first generation and who may have been underserved by the educational system and adjacent systems. 

Student Funding

Shandel Roberts
Student Funding Manager
(415) 476-4430
[email protected]

Sharon Chang
Student Funding Officer
(415) 502-0521
[email protected]

Jillian Lam
Administrative Analyst
(415) 476-6974
[email protected]

More information on funding and scholarship opportunities can be found on the Student Funding website. For information on Financial Aid, please visit finaid.ucsf.edu