Educate and inspire individuals to become visionary nurse leaders who act with integrity, discover through scientific methods, and champion strategies to promote health equity in Alabama, the nation, and global communities. We are committed to a healthy learning and work environment, where diversity and civility promote creativity, innovation, and social responsibility to improve the human condition.


To be recognized as an academic leader promoting wellness, advancing health equity, addressing community needs, and transforming healthcare through innovative nursing practice, education, and research.


  1. Achieve Excellence in Student-Centered Nursing Education
  2. Promote an Environment that Supports High-Quality Research that Advances Nursing Science and Practice
  3. Engage in Community Outreach
  4. Advance Health Equity
  5. Recruit, Develop, and Retain Outstanding and Diverse Students, Faculty, and Staff

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 providing person-centered care
  • Excellence - Pursuing and achieving outcomes of the highest caliber in teaching, practice, and research.
  • Respect - Promoting diversity and inclusivity by fostering a civil, healthy learning and work environment.
  • Wellness - Maximizing well-being in different states of health.