Jane Hirsch, RN, MS

Clinical Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing
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Jane Hirsch, RN, MS, is Clinical Professor Emeritus in the UCSF School of Nursing, and is the former Director of the Nursing & Health Systems Leadership Graduate Program. Her responsibilities included curriculum design, teaching, student advising/mentoring, as well as participation in leadership aspects of the Department of Community Health Systems.

Prior to her role on the UCSF School of Nursing faculty, Ms Hirsch served as the Chief Nursing Officer for nine years at the UCSF Medical Center. In this role, Ms. Hirsch was responsible for ensuring patient care quality and safety, nursing recruitment and retention, staff satisfaction, collaboration with other healthcare professionals, participation in strategic planning for the Medical Center, and representing patient care issues to Medical Center executive leadership.

She is a graduate of the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her graduate degree from the UCSF School of Nursing. She is an editor of Clinical Nursing, a widely used nursing resource book, and has consulted and presented nationally and internationally on issues related to nursing leadership, patient safety, clinical ethics, and quality of care.

Ms. Hirsch now serves as one of 5 elected Directors for the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, and chairs Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Quality Committee.