Nursing Professional Development
We guide and develop individuals with learning opportunities to improve patient outcomes.

The roles and responsibilities of the practitioners and specialists (NPDs) are based on the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Scope and Standards. Together, the team functions as learning facilitators, change agents, mentors, leaders, champions for scientific inquiry, advocates for the NPD specialty, and partners for practice transitions. They support the mission and vision of UCSF Health by performing an ongoing assessment of the environment to develop and support ongoing education, role development, collaborative partnerships, inquiry, onboarding orientation, and competency management for staff in the Dept. of Nursing. They are able to ensure optimal care and high-quality patient outcomes through learning, change, professional role competence, and growth of nursing staff. 

UCSF staff can request a variety of services mentioned below from our team through our NPD request portal or attend Office Hours.

  • Resource/Equipment Request
  • NPD/ Education Request 
  • Nursing Connect Questions
  • Sign-In Sheets
  • NPD/Education Consultation
  • Competency Development
  • CNEI Door Access Request

Nursing Professional Development Team

Michael Francis, DNP, MSEd, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Professional Development


Wendy Lee, BS, PMP
Nursing Professional Development Program Manager



Sarah Eydam, MBA
Program Coordinator, Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation, Oakland Campus