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School of Nursing

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Dean's Message

Welcome. For over 50 years, HNU’s School of Nursing has educated and empowered nurse professionals. Our graduates are strong leaders, innovators, and caregivers that are making a true impact in the Bay Area and beyond. Our diverse community—faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners—are working together to address healthcare systemic challenges, improve the quality of care, patient satisfaction and efficiency of healthcare costs. We feel this approach is crucial to attaining high quality health care. Through a holistic and student-centered approach to learning, we help our students achieve their life goals.

Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, EdD, RN
Dean of the School of Nursing

Empowering caring professionals

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Nursing at Holy Names University is to prepare nursing graduates to be caring professionals, have strong clinical reasoning skills, advocate for health and social justice, communicate effectively with clients of diverse cultures, and coordinate and design quality, safe nursing care in complex health environments.

What Nursing is

Our Philosophy

We believe nursing:
• Is an evolving profession
• Is governed by a rigorous body of knowledge
• Encompasses the practice of compassion and caring
• Should advocate for the practice of social justice
• Engages life-long learners to facilitate the pursuit of excellence
• Fosters scholarship

Educate the whole

Value Statement

We embrace professionalism, life-long learning, and social justice using a holistic approach in a student-centered supportive environment.