Mission Statement

The Department of Nursing’s mission is to prepare informed, globally competitive leaders and highly effective ethical professionals through evidence-based patient centered experiences in rural and urban settings. These settings will prepare diverse graduates with the foundation for lifelong learning as a member of an interprofessional health care delivery team.


The Department of Nursing embraces the values of integrity, collaboration, diversity and inclusion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, values, and competencies of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse. The RN will:

  1. Develop the foundation for professional nursing practice with a liberal education which includes a foundation in the arts, sciences, humanities, and nursing.
  2. Engage in the delivery of quality safe and effective nursing care to individuals across the lifespan within a diverse society.
  3. Exhibit evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, ethics, integrity, and socially responsible nursing service to individuals in a dynamic environment.
  4. Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration in creating and delivering comprehensive, culturally competent nursing care to individuals and communities.
  5. Utilize evidence-based practice models in the design, implementation, and evaluation of nursing systems to foster safe and effective healthcare delivery.
  6. Identify innovative evidence-based solutions to influence the health and welfare of individuals, families, groups, and communities experiencing changes in their health pattern.
  7. Establish leadership and management styles which facilitate quality safe and effective nursing care within a variety of healthcare delivery systems.
  8. Provide fiscal and technologically responsible nursing to individuals and communities maintaining safe and effective practice.
  9. Articulate and commit to the values of self-direction for continuous professional growth.