Nursing Students

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) provides a learning experience for various levels of nursing students.  Please read below to determine the appropriate pathway.


Please review our Students section to learn more.


Please note: During Flu Season, students and faculty need to make sure they get their flu shot! Free shots will be given away in the ZSFG cafeteria.  If anyone opts out of the shot, they must wear a mask around patients and clients while on the ZSFG campus.

Identification Badge

Badges must be worn at all times.  If a student/faculty identification badge includes a first/last name and photo, then the student/faculty must wear the badge when on campus.  If the badge does not have your photo or the department/clinic/unit requires a ZSFG badge, the preceptor/ZSFG staff must contact Human Resources (HR) to request a badge.

After faculty assure that is the school is an approved school, please complete the following documents and return to Janet Kosewic.

Undergraduate Nursing Students


Cohort: For clinical groups,  faculty will complete the Faculty Form, the Undergraduate Nursing Student Placement Roster, and the Undergraduate Nursing Student Placement Health Screening Form. Each student within the cohort will complete the Undergraduate Nursing Student Form.

Single Preceptorship: For individual Undergraduate Nursing students (not in a group) please complete the Single Preceptor Nursing Student Placement Form.


Once paperwork is complete, a student completes orientation BEFORE or on their start date.  Orientation will be completed online or in person. Faculty will arrange this with Janet Kosewic.

Graduate Nursing Students


After assuring your placement is approved , please complete the Single Preceptor Nursing Student Placement Form and return to Janet Kosewic.


Once paperwork is complete, a student completes online orientation, please contact Janet Kosewic for your username and password.

Preceptors/ZSFG Staff

Preceptors/ZSFG Staff are employed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) or a SFDPH subcontractor (like UCSF) and located at a SFDPH facility. It is the responsibility of SFGH staff or preceptor to provide instruction, supervision and or mentorship to fulfill the student’s educational experience.

Within Nursing records are maintained centrally in Nursing Administration or the preceptor will maintain required records, address conflicts or concerns, and evaluate placements. You must keep a hard or electronic copy of the required forms for three years as preceptors/ZSFG staff are solely responsible for the documentation of completing the student placement process.  In the case of an audit, the forms must be readily available.  Please review ZSFG Student Placements Policy 19.05.

Preceptors and ZSFG staff are not required to take students, even if there is a valid student agreement. It is up to the availability of staff and projects available for students that will determine if placement is available. To help assure you have a space, please use the Student Placement Agreement Form below.


Schools include approved universities, colleges, technical schools, institutes, high schools (16 or older) or community colleges that offer educational or training opportunities resulting in credit for enrolled students.  Faculty are instructors or coordinators employed by an academic program to provide instruction to students.

Faculty must complete the Faculty Form before instructing students on the ZSFG campus.  Visiting faculty are allowed for five consecutive days or less.  If visiting five consecutive days or more, in addition to the form, faculty must complete online New Employee Orientation. Please contact Janet Kosewic for more information.

Faculty and visiting faculty must wear an identification badge with name and picture while on the ZSFG campus.

Student Training Agreements 

Please review our Placement Agreement section to learn more.

School not on list or your program is missing? Contact Janet Kosewic.


For any questions or concerns, please contact below. Please return all requested forms by email, fax or mail to:

Janet Kosewic, MSN, RN, CNL

Nursing Professional Development

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Phone: 415 206-4191

Fax: 415 206-6922



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