The Department of Nursing at UCSF Medical Center is at the forefront of innovation in patient care, implementing the latest evidence-based nursing practice on behalf of our patients. Our nursing philosophy reflects the mission, vision and values of UCSF Medical Center as we interact with our patients, colleagues and staff.

Magnet Designation

Our nurses have earned the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Less than 7 percent of the nation's 5,700 hospitals registered with the American Hospital Association were awarded Magnet status as of 2011. Hospitals must reapply for the designation every four years. Read more in a news release about this achievement.

Each of the 30,000 patients admitted to the hospital each year — as well as the patients who make about 750,000 visits annually to our clinics — benefit from the expertise and dedication of our more than 2,500 nurses.

Please visit the Nursing Web site to find out more about UCSF nursing and learn about our accomplishments in clinical quality, clinical practice, research and innovation, and professional development. Our vision is to be the best provider of nursing care, the best place to practice the art and science of caring, and the best environment for teaching and research in nursing.

Nursing Careers

Find more information about career opportunities and job listings on our Human Resources website.

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Contact Us

Nursing Administration Office
2211 Post St., Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94143-1601
Fax: (415) 353-8562

Nursing Continuing Education Office
2233 Post St., Room 201
San Francisco, CA 94115–3442
Phone: (415) 353-1993
Fax: (415) 353-8561

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