The UCSF School of Nursing offers programs to meet the needs and interests of a diverse student population. From our nursing entry program to our Master of Science Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD programs, we're here to help you advance your nursing career and change health care for the better.
The University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing takes great pride in being a national leader in nursing, and as such, continuously reviews our educational programs for quality and consistency to national requirements. Currently, we are reviewing all of our professional nursing degree programs (Master’s Entry in Nursing, Master of Science program including the Post-Master’s certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice) to ensure that they meet required and anticipated regulatory changes.
Please check the UCSF School of Nursing website after July 1, 2022, for updates to our educational programs now under review for possible revision in the near future.
|I hold a...||Which Program is right for me?|
Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or am a registered nurse with a non-nursing, four-year bachelor’s degree seeking an advanced practice roll
|Master of Science Degree Program|
|Bachelor’s degree in a health field or I am a non-clinical professional and seek a master’s in health care administration|
|Bachelor’s degree in nursing and seek a doctoral degree to lead innovative research||Doctoral Programs — PhD Nursing, PhD Sociology, DNP (please note you must be an APRN to be eligible for DNP)|
|Master’s degree in nursing and seek state certification in an additional specialty||Post-Master’s Certificate Program|
|PhD degree in nursing||Postdoctoral Studies|
Launch your nursing career with our three-year accelerated program leading to a Master of Science degree in nursing. This program is designed for applicants with no previous nursing preparation, but who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field.
Train for the advanced nursing roles as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwife, health policy expert, community/population health expert, administrator, teacher and consultant through our Master of Science degree program. Choose from our available specialties.
Learn from expert faculty, collaborate with interprofessional peers, contribute to your health care organization's mission and develop a network of colleagues committed to making health care accessible, affordable and sustainable.
Choose from three doctoral programs — the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the PhD in Nursing and the PhD in Sociology — each with their own requirements and application deadlines.
Specialize in a specialty area or a specific area of interest with a curriculum that will meet your needs.
In addition, the UCSF School of Nursing, in collaboration with the UC Davis and UCLA Schools of Nursing, has launched remote-access training to prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners over five years. Explore our new Post-Master's offering.