Professional Development
We guide and develop individuals with learning opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
Clinical Practice
The Clinical Practice teams are clinical experts and leaders of excellence in nursing practice and interprofessional team care that positively impacts outcomes of patients, populations, and the health system.
Research & Scholarship
We promote & facilitate nurse-driven research.
Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute is a collaboration between the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Health, situated within the UCSF Health Center for Nursing Excellence & Innovation.
Continuous Improvement
We facilitate project-based improvement initiatives to support positive change.
Quality & Analytics
We facilitate analytics of best practice processes and outcome measures to drive quality improvement.


Prepare and support UCSF nurses and clinical care partners to be expert clinicians and authentic leaders who provide high quality compassionate care, foster the spirit of clinical inquiry, pursue professional development, and enhance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusivity.


Excellence in professional nursing practice, research, leadership, education, quality, patient outcomes, and innovation.


1. Nursing Professional Development
2. Clinical Practice
3. Research & Scholarship
4. Nursing Quality & Analytics
5. Nursing Continuous Improvement
6. Leadership Institute