Mission & Vision
SCHOOL OF NURSING MISSION STATEMENT
The School of Nursing, through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, provides comprehensive and innovative nursing programs that promote health and quality of life using a global perspective. The School’s hallmark is a culture of caring in which faculty, staff, and students embrace the core values of holism, diversity, social and ethical accountability, transcultural competence, leadership, and citizenship.
Central to the nationally accredited School’s mission is the faculty’s commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate nursing education. Within a student-centered environment, the faculty promotes critical thinking and competence in evidence-based nursing practice. The highly qualified and diverse graduates of the academic programs meet nursing-related health needs and address both health and health care disparities with an emphasis on rural and other vulnerable populations.
Through collaboration and a process of engagement, faculty, staff, and students within the School of Nursing serve the university, the community, practice environments, and the nursing profession. Scholarly activities and dissemination of knowledge address vulnerable populations, health promotion, and nursing education.
SCHOOL OF NURSING VISION STATEMENT
Caring. Discovery. Transformation.
The School of Nursing aspires to develop professional nurses who emulate a culture of caring, engage in scholarly inquiry, transform health care, and serve others through health promotion and the alleviation of suffering. Approved Fall 2009, Affirmed March 2015
References for SON Mission, Vision, and Goals, Philosophy, and Student Learning Outcomes
Because the School of Nursing’s mission includes the professional development of a diverse group of students, nursing faculty carefully reviewed and chose professional standards and guidelines that represented a broad base for various levels of nursing practice. A variety of professional nursing standards (along with selected specialty area nursing practice standards) representing the most current and developed perspectives of the discipline of nursing were chosen to underpin and develop the mission, philosophy, purposes, goals/objectives of the School of Nursing. All are consistently applied as guidelines for the development of program and curricula materials for the preparation of nursing students. Specifically, the standards referenced include:
American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses. Washington, DC. American Nurses Publishing.
National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Programs. (2012). Criteria for evaluation of nurse practitioner programs: Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education. (NTF). Washington, DC: NONPF.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. QSEN Education Consortium. (2012). Washington, DC: AACN.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s education for advanced practice nursing. Washington, DC: AACN.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2009). Establishing a culturally competent Master’s and doctorally prepared nursing workforce. Washington, DC: AACN.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008 ). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: AACN.
Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. (2008).
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). Cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing education.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC: AACN.
American Nurses Association. (1998). Standards of clinical practice. 2nd edition. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.
American Nurses Association. (1996). Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Nursing. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.
American Nurses Association. (1995). Nursing social policy statement. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. (1992). Essentials of master’s level nursing education for advanced community health nursing practice. Lexington, KY: ACHCE.
American Nurses Association. (1988). Nursing case management. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.
American Nurses Association. (1985). Code for nurses with interpretive statements. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.
Last updated: 7/16/2015