Educate and inspire individuals to become nurse leaders who act with integrity, discover through scientific methods, and advocate for the best health care experiences of people and communities in a complex and evolving health care environment. In collaboration with our university colleagues and community partners, we are committed to excellence through our teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.


To have a global reputation for transforming health care through innovative nursing practice, education, and research.


  1. Recruit/retain an outstanding and diverse student body of broad interests to ensure rewarding educational experiences.
  2. Recruit, develop, and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff.
  3. Deliver nationally recognized nursing programs to prepare graduates who lead by inspiring and caring which promotes excellence in nursing and health care.
  4. Engage as leaders in collaborative work with academic and community partners to promote research, scholarship, interprofessionalism, and community service.
  5. Expand scholarship capacity of the CON through discovery, translational, and educational research.

Core Values

  • Integrity - Resolutely adhering to moral, ethical, and professional standards.
  • Inspiration - Encouraging, role-modeling, and mentoring others to pursue their professional dreams.
  • Caring - Acting with compassion and respecting all persons by embracing cultural humility, diversity, and person-centered care.
  • Excellence - Pursuing and achieving goals of the highest caliber.
  • Wellness - Maximizing well-being in different states of health.