The Department of Nursing creates opportunities for intellectual and personal development through academic programs built on professional standards and cultural awareness. The Department fosters an environment of inquiry and use of best evidence in the preparation of graduates for leadership in nursing practice in a pluralistic society. The Department serves as an intellectual center dedicated to nursing knowledge development and nursing science.
The Department of Nursing will provide professional programs of the highest level of quality and service and achieve recognition for its programs. The Department's graduates will distinguish themselves through service to nursing and to health care for a diverse society. The Department will be a premier intellectual resource for nursing and health care in this region.