Philosophy

The College of Nursing Faculty believes that nursing is both an art and a science. We believe nursing focuses on holistic health and wellness among individuals, families, and communities in the context of cultural, environmental, and spiritual diversity. The College promotes nursing knowledge through teaching, research and services. The diversity and complexity of changing healthcare systems requires critical thinking and life-long learning.

Nursing education occurs within a broad theoretical and research-based curriculum to address healthcare issues for individuals or groups with emphasis on delivery systems or health promotion and disease prevention. Implicit in this is an understanding and appreciation of human diversity in health and wellness.

The faculty serve as facilitators and models of competence in nursing practice. We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of nursing. We participate in teaching, research and service to our students and community. We maintain the advancement of new knowledge through research.