Our Vision

To prepare nurses who are global citizens with life-long learning skills who practice safe, quality, evidence-informed health care that is grounded in humanizing the experience of health and illness, and who lead with competence, integrity and compassion.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of nursing education through a passionate commitment to evidence-informed education in a student-centered environment, while both role modeling and generating scholarship, professionalism, and excellence in nursing practice. View our Strategic Plan  for more information.

The philosophy of the School of Nursing is derived from a synthesis of shared values and beliefs that are reflected in the following statements:

  • Registered nursing, a self-regulated profession, requires that nurses commit to and accept the responsibility to conduct themselves as professional and ethical practitioners.
  • Nursing is the integration of art, science, and wisdom to practice toward the public good.
  • Multiple perspectives inform nurses’ ways of knowing (epistemology) and allow us to embrace ambiguity and diversity.
  • Sciences, humanities, and nursing research form the basis of essential knowledge in nursing required for safe, ethical, evidence-informed and culturally safe nursing practice.
  • Nurses are committed to interprofessional collaboration for the promotion of safety and improved health outcomes.
  • Nursing embraces compassion and caring as a relational and mindful practice for the promotion of optimal health and healing.
  • Nurses are committed to social justice and universal rights that impact health for all.
  • Nurses respect, protect and advocate for individuals’ and communities’ rights to self-determination and self-expression.