What makes our medical center the best choice for growing your career?

Our tradition of excellence as the best provider of health care, and the fact that it is the best environment for teaching and research — together, they make UCSF Medical Center the best place to work. They all are rooted in our vision and in what we value most as a health care organization. 

We are proud of our long-standing association with the University of California, San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to the promotion of health through biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. With all of those factors forming our strong foundation, we continue to be an exceptional place to practice your Nursing career.

UCSF Medical Center offers an impressive wealth of options and a wide breadth of opportunity when it comes to your nursing career

Professional Development Model

Clinical expertise and professional practice competency are recognized by our Professional Development Model. Entry level nurses begin their career at the clinical I level and are promoted after a designated period of time with satisfactory performance. The clinical nurse II level is our core and promotion to levels III and IV opportunities are available with clinical and professional expertise. 

Education and Training

As part of a health science campus, UCSF Medical Center has a long history of education and training and our Department of Nursing is no exception!  Educational opportunities abound both through our Department of Nursing Education and via the UCSF School of Nursing.

Through medical center and campus partners, current UCSF nurses have access to complimentary and low cost continuing education. 

Fee Reduction for Advanced Degrees

Interested to pursue a Master’s or PhD at one of the top ranked Nursing schools in the country?  Our employees have access to a reduced fee enrollment benefit. Information about this policy is located here. 

Transitioning Opportunities

Ready for a change or a new challenge? UCSF Medical Center offers an impressive wealth of options and a wide breadth of opportunity when it comes to your nursing career. Options include: 

Educational / Training programs
Transferring to another unit / location within UCSF