School of Nursing

The San Francisco State University School of Nursing aims to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families, and communities. Faculty has a passion for teaching using a rich variety of educational methods. We embrace the diversity of our student population, and are committed to educating nurses who serve diverse populations with a focus on social and environmental justice, and health equality. Furthermore, we incorporate evidence-based nursing knowledge, ethical decision-making, and sound clinical judgment into our educational paradigm. Using various educational modalities that include state-of-the-art information technologies, students learn how to provide safe, quality patient-centered care. Our students are prepared to adapt to changing healthcare needs and environments and to serve society through civic engagement and lifelong learning.

Donations to the School of Nursing provide scholarships and emergency funds to students, many of whom work outside of school and support families. Funding also supports faculty, provides cutting-edge equipment and technology, and a high-fidelity simulation learning laboratory.

An instructor demonstrates for nursing students a patient procedure in the simulation lab.

An instructor demonstrates a patient procedure to nursing students in the simulation lab.

An instructor monitors the vitals of the simulation mannequin while students practice a procedure.

An instructor monitors the vitals of the simulation mannequin while students practice a procedure.

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In the past 13 years the Kennett Memorial Scholarships have grown exponentially, largely through Mrs. Kennett’s efforts to honor her husband and personally recruit funders from the community.


College of Health & Social Sciences Funding Initiatives

Students at Commencement


Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

Student smiling participating in ropes course

Pacific Leadership Institute

The Institute’s outdoor education program provides experiential education and leadership development for local youth, adults and corporate groups.

Student cooking in the SFSU food lab

Food Lab Renovation

The Dietetics Program utilizes Food Lab for advanced instruction in food science. The Lab urgently needs updating to provide relevant training.

Students at Commencement

Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Fellowship Program

The Program provides SF State students who have faced barriers to pursuing a college education with professional experience in the public sector.

Female teacher and student look at prescription bottle together

The Family Acceptance Project

The Project is the world’s first research, intervention, education and policy initiative that helps families learn to support their LGBTQ children.

To Make a Gift, Please Contact:


Danielle Horcabas

Senior Director of Development
College of Health & Social Sciences
Phone: (415) 338-3573