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Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values


The purpose of the School of Nursing is to support the mission, vision and values of the University:


The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare a diverse student population to become professional nurses through academic excellence to promote health and enhance the quality of life for citizens in the rural and urban communities they serve.


The School of Nursing aspires to be the premier center for academic excellence in professional nursing education for the Southeastern United States through transformative learning opportunities that promote a culture of caring and a legacy of lifelong scholarship, leadership and responsible community service and stewardship.


The nursing faculty embraces the following core values:

  • Culture of Caring – respect, civility, kindness, collaboration, diversity
  • Culture of Scholarship – student engagement, evidence-based practice, life-long learning, competence
  • Culture of Integrity – ethics, social responsibility, social justice, stewardship
  • Culture of Service – citizenship, leadership, altruism

Last updated: 6/23/2021