Mission Statement

The Mission and Purpose of the Nursing Department is to provide professional nursing education at the graduate level that develops and supports a learner-centered environment that ignites a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to lifelong learning and reflective practice. The program supports active engagement in multiple ways of knowing, while integrating nursing knowledge, related sciences and the humanities to refine nursing practice. Through the intentional use of transformational experiences across the curriculum, the development of professional and personal identity in the ways of knowing and being is emphasized. In this way, the nursing department supports the University's mission of preparing each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service — a life that is worthy of the University’s motto, Esse non videri — "To be, not to seem."