School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide accessible, high quality undergraduate and graduate education to diverse student populations for the development of nurse leaders at all entries of practice. This mission will be accomplished through:

● Innovative programs that reflect the needs and current trends in healthcare of neighboring communities and the wider geographic regions;
● Provision of state-of-the-art healthcare and serve as a resource to the surrounding and global communities;
● Research that advances the scientific and theoretical foundations of nursing.

Programs are implemented by faculty who are committed to education of the highest standards and who promote clinical practice, scholarly activity, and research that advances the scientific and theoretical foundation of nursing.

Values - I REACH UP

Integrity: the maintenance of high and consistent standards that hold up under scrutiny
Reach: the acknowledgement, consideration and regard for the unique contributions of all
Excellence: the state of highest quality
Accountability: the quality of being responsible for one's actions 
Creativity: a unique ability to develop innovation 
Honesty: a characteristic of being fair, truthful and morally upright
Unity: the quality or state of being one
Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition


1. Educate a diverse population of students for professional nursing practice in a variety of settings.
2. Provide educational access to geographically dispersed students through innovative programs and evolving technologies.
3. Contribute to the scholarly development of the profession through integration of theory, research and clinical practice.
4. Provide an educational foundation to promote cultural competence, ethical sensitivity, leadership and life-long learning.
5. Prepare for global improvement of healthcare through individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts.
6. Provide an environment and infrastructure that supports faculty teaching, scholarship, research, service and practice.
7. Provide a mechanism for continuous program assessment, evaluation and improvement.

The curriculum of the School of Nursing emphasizes using the nursing process to provide health promotion, maintenance, and restoration among diverse populations of patients; using theory to conceptualize health responses to those populations; applying research finds to improve nursing practice; applying principles of leadership and management in nursing and health care delivery; and practicing interdisciplinary collaboration to improve health care and health outcomes through advocacy, activism, and courage.