Alumni News

Alumni Panelist Event: The New Normal in Nursing

On January 18, 2021, School of Nursing Alumni Association hosted a virtual panelist event, moderated by Dr. Karen Johnson BrennanSamanta Sassi, Staff Nurse I on a complex GI, Liver / Kidney transplant unit at Sutter Health, SF State ELM-A '19; Caralisa Lacson, Pediatric nurse in the Med/Surg unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and a clinical instructor for level 1 SF State School of Nursing students, SF State ELM '18, FNP '19; Eddyson Lugangwa, RN on medical-surgical floor at UCSF-Parnassus campus and on Medical-surgical/Total Joint Replacement floor at Kaiser Hospital, SF State ELM '18, were among the panelists. To watch the recording, please go here.

Fall 2020 Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2020 Alumni Newsletter

Alumni Panelist Event: Landing a Job During a Global Pandemic and 

On August 12, 2020, School of Nursing Alumni Association hosted a virtual panelist event, moderated by Dr. Karen Johnson-Brennan. Denise Navellier, Chief Executive Nurse at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, SF State BSN ’82, MSN ’88, James Finley, Principal at Impact advisors, SF State BSN ’86, and Shannon Irish, Registered Nurse at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, SF State ELM-A ’18 were among the panelists. To watch the recording, please go here, password: 66?V1$W5

School of Nursing Welcomes Alumni at Open House

On May 8, coinciding with National Nurses Week, the School Nursing hosted its 2nd Annual Open House, which included a tour of the simulation labs followed by a reception at the Rosa Parks Room. Alumni then enjoyed a continuing education lecture by Mary Foley, clinical professor at UCSF School of Nursing and director for the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation, on "Finding and Keeping Our Passion for Nursing: Advocacy, Policy and Politics." To view some photos from that day, visit us on Facebook.

Spring 2017 Nursing Alumni Newsletter

Stay up to date with classmates and the School of Nursing by reading our periodic alumni newsletters! This first newsletter includes faculty, student and alumni profiles, school innovations, upcoming events and ways to stay connected.


More Than 80 Graduates Recognized at Spring Pinning

On May 22, 2017, the SF State School of Nursing recognized the hard work and accomplishments of more than 80 graduates at the Spring Pinning Ceremony. As in years past, the graduates are anxious to start their nursing careers and provide high-quality compassionate care to those in need. The road ahead will be a tough and rewarding one for them, and the School of Nursing will be here for them in support of this new chapter in their lives. We look forward to welcoming these amazing individuals into the growing SF State Nursing alumni community.

CEU Event Focuses on Diabetes Nursing

CEU event on diabetes nursingOn May 4, 2017, the Nursing Alumni Association hosted its second independent CEU event on diabetes nursing. The event was made possible by SF State Nursing alumnus Joe Solowiejczyk (BSN ’96), who generously offered his time to share his expertise on this chronic illness and the means of healing it. As a diabetes nurse educator and a family therapist, Joe passionately and humorously led a three-hour event with fellow alums, current students and hospital affiliates on a collaborative discussion on management and coping methods for families and children with T1 diabetes.

Alumni Reconnect at First Open House Event

Nursing alumni with manikinOn Saturday, April 29, 2017 the School of Nursing welcomed back alumni for a day of reconnecting with current students and faculty in its first alumni open house event! The day began with two simulation demonstrations conducted with student briefings and commentary from alumni, followed by a gathering in the skills laboratory where students and faculty had the chance to show alumni some of the tools they use in their current nursing curriculum. Nearly 30 alumni attended, representing a range of SF State nursing graduates from 1961 to 2016.