Educate and inspire individuals to become nurse leaders who act with integrity, discover through scientific methods, promote wellness, and advocate for the best healthcare experiences for people and communities in a complex and evolving healthcare 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 promoting wellness, and transforming health care through innovative nursing practice, education, and research.


  1. Excellence in Education: Student-centered Teaching and Learning Focused on Student Success
  2. Leadership in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement
  3. Community Engagement and Outreach
  4. Recruit, Develop, and Retain an Outstanding and Diverse Faculty, Staff, and Students

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.