Mission of the School of Nursing
The primary mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare leaders for basic and advanced practice thereby contributing to the health of the nation. The nursing faculty works collaboratively with those in other disciplines in the College to support the mission of the University. In so doing, the School of Nursing has committed itself to developing strategies to achieve the University goal of becoming an outstanding national research, practice oriented, student-centered, urban institution as it relates to nursing education.
The mission of the School of Nursing encompasses the concepts of education, research, and service in a reciprocal and pivotal relationship to nursing practice. Professional nursing practice provides the forum for theory development and application, stimulates clinical research, informs the process and product of our education enterprise, and is the basis for service to the community and society at large. Within our urban setting, the School provides access to and opportunities for excellent professional nursing education. The faculty endeavors to achieve the goals of the mission by creating a climate of scholarship, maximizing the discovery, application, teaching, and integration of knowledge for and with our students, clients, and colleagues.
Tom Olson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Interim Dean
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