New School of Education Dean


Shabnam Koirala-Azad has been named the new School of Education dean following a nationwide search.

The appointment, by Provost Don Heller, takes effect immediately.

Koirala-Azad has served as interim dean since January. She started teaching at USF 12 years ago and was promoted to associate dean and then interim dean. As a faculty member, she expanded the comparative and global studies dimension to the school, and served as the department chair of the Department of International and Multicultural Education. She also co-founded USF’s master’s program and doctoral concentration in Human Rights Education — the first ever in the country.  Continue Reading

BSN Tutors Now Available!

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USF Sacramento BSN students. Would you like some tutoring time? Tutors now offering tutoring at various times during the week. Please see below for instructions on scheduling!

To schedule an appointment, students need to go to their myusf page, and use the link for APPS near the search tab. In the dropdown is a program called salesforce. This program will allow them to search for us specifically. If they are having trouble with this they can email either of us and we can help them with this. All tutoring sessions are to be held here as the Sacramento campus in the library. If students cannot make it we can do a zoom session as well but it would be best if they email us if that is what they want to do.

J Street Closures

Part of J Street will be closed from March 10th to March 13th. Please be advised that this could affect traffic in the area and those that use J Street and surrounding ramps to enter and exit I-5.


New Interim MFT Academic Advisor

Bowbay Feng

Bowbay Liang-Hua Feng is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Berkeley. She has worked in community mental health, with elders, children and survivors of trauma.  She received her M.A. from The Wright Institute and her B.A. in Religion and International Relations from Smith College. She comes from a multicultural background and has traveled and lived internationally.

She incorporates multicultural awareness and issues of diversity in teaching and practice. She brings over 20 years of experience in mindfulness, meditation and martial arts. Bowbay is client-centered. She has a practice built on collaborative self-empowerment and helping people through trauma, transitions, relationships, stress, and quality of life issues.  Bowbay uses an integrative approach and is trained in EMDR, Mindfulness and DBT. In addition to her work at USF, she has also worked as an adjunct professor at The Wright Institute in the Counseling Psychology Masters Program, and has presented at conferences and facilitated multiple groups and classes.


Welcome Our New Librarian, Nathaniel Jenkins!

Nathaniel Jenkins

Nathaniel Jenkins

Nathaniel has been working in the Libraries since 2004. Through his work in higher education, non-profit, and the government and private sectors, he brings the knowledge and skill to deliver reliable and efficient information resource management services. He graduated from San Jose State University with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences and received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco.

Congratulations to USF Sacramento BSN Graduates!

University of San Francisco Graduates First Cohort of Nurses Focused on Veterans

VA partnership helps meet growing need for veteran-centric nurses.

“The more I talked to and worked with the veterans during my education, the more I realized why this program is special,” said Amy Phan, one of the 18 USF nursing students graduating this week.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB)August 11, 2016

Nurses participate in educational exercises at VA Northern California Health Care System.

The University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions is proud to announce the inaugural class of graduates who participated in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP), a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs funded program with the Veteran Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) and USF’s School of Nursing and Health Professions to educate well-qualified nurses with specialized training in the health issues facing veterans. This first class of 18, graduating with a bachelor of science in nursing, will be recognized during a formal pinning ceremony this Friday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. in Sacramento. Continue Reading