About us

UCSF Family Health Care Nursing

Our mission is to optimize the health and well-being of children, women, and families in a changing multicultural society through our nursing programs of teaching, research, and practice, as well as through community service.

Clinical Specialties

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP)
The ACPNP program trains students to work in hospital-based pediatric acute care areas, PICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Emergency Department, and program-based specialties that manage acutely ill patients from the outpatient setting through inpatient, to discharge.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) meets the health care needs of the family by providing health assessments, direct care, and guidance, teaching, or counseling as appropriate, particularly around family self-care.

Nurse Midwifery / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse-midwives provide primary care to childbearing women in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including hospitals, homes, and birth centers.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program prepares students to become clinical experts and leaders in the care of children and adolescents in ambulatory settings, focusing on underserved populations.

Diabetes Minor
The Department of Family Health Care Nursing offers a minor in diabetes to any student enrolled in a Master's program in the School of Nursing at UCSF.

Global Health Minor
This program will offer students the opportunity to examine nursing issues that affect the global community, ranging from infectious diseases in other countries, to refugee concerns within the Bay Area.