The fundamental purpose of the College of Nursing is to prepare clinically excellent baccalaureate and graduate level nurses to deliver healthcare services to a culturally diverse population within a variety of healthcare settings. Our graduates practice as professionals, able to utilize critical thinking skills for therapeutic interventions, disease prevention and health promotion. The graduate, undergraduate and continuing education programs provide opportunities for participation in collegial, interdisciplinary learning activities that promote intellectual development and life-long learning. In support of the mission of the University, the College of Nursing, through its graduates, faculty activities and programs, contributes to the health and well-being of the community.