Nursing Philosophy

We believe in:

  • The caring art and human science that is nursing in our delivery of care across the continuum.
  • Fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach.
  • Delivering compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic care.The strength of our diversity.
  • Achieving excellence in patient outcomes through continuous performance improvement using evidence-based practice.
  • Following ethical principles to protect the health, safety and rights of our patients and colleagues.
  • Patient and family education to promote an optimum level of health and wellness.
  • Fostering open, respectful communication to enhance interpersonal understanding and healing.
  • A culture that supports empowerment and accountability.
  • Continuing education that fosters professional growth, competence and critical thinking.
  • An environment that nurtures and supports accomplishments, self-esteem and a love of nursing.

Our Vision

  • Provide excellent opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in education, research, practice, and service.
  • Develop innovative approaches to achieve quality teaching, research, practice, and service.
  • Provide leadership within the profession, the health care system, and the larger community.
  • Collaborate with others to address priority health needs in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Our Mission

  • Preparing excellent student nurses and nurse leaders to practice in an ever-changing health care environment;
  • Contributing to the knowledge base of the discipline through an active program of nursing and interdisciplinary research;
  • Engaging in collaborative and cooperative relationships for the purpose of modeling innovation and excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service.