Dr. Mary-Ann van Dam

Welcome to the San Francisco State University, School of Nursing website! We hope that you will find our website to be both informative and inspiring. The School of Nursing has over 50 years of experience in nursing education and we offers a wide range of nursing programs. We have programs that will assist the student become a professional nurse with a BSN and programs that will assist experienced nurses continue with specialized advanced practice. Over our many years, we have assisted many nursing students in their education and we currently have over 500 students advancing through our six programs.

Our faculty includes skilled clinicians and advanced practice nurses as well as outstanding scholars and educators. Faculty have designed rigorous curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with innovative classroom, clinical, simulated and community experiences to prepare our students to promote the health and aleve the suffering of our global community in the 21st century.

Where ever there are people, there is a need for nurses. SF State School of Nursing is dedicated to prepare nurses who will continue to shape health care and promotion in this evolving environment. As health care needs and health delivery system change, so has the school of nursing’s curricula in order to prepare the nurse of the future. These will be the nurses who can face and solve the health care issues of tomorrow, whether that be in the care of the one or of the many.

Again welcome to our website and we hope you find what you seek. Please explore our vision, mission and our philosophy as it is these are the words that mold our curricula.


Mary Ann van Dam RN, PhD, PNP

Director, San Francisco State University, School of Nursing


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