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Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values

Purpose

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

Mission:

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.

Vision:

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.

Values:

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: 1/11/2021