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School of Nursing Vision and Mission

A holistic approach to nursing, creating highly-skilled professionals with an in-depth understanding of the people they serve.


The School of Nursing will be an innovative leader in educating nurses who are caring, competent and committed to individual and global health.


The School of Nursing produces leaders in nursing and healthcare that provide thoughtful innovation in healing, teaching and discovery. The mission is accomplished through curricula grounded in experiential learning, evidence-based standards, and collaborative strategies to build effective interprofessional teams to ensure quality healthcare delivery for diverse populations. We achieve this career preparation by supporting and emphasizing:

  • Clinical excellence
  • Critical thinking
  • Student-centered learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Holistic and compassionate care
  • Self-reflection
  • Leadership
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Transformative curricula