Mission, Vision & Diversity
Our mission is to improve the health of society through the education of nurses for leadership in science, education, and practices roles; to generate new knowledge through science and scholarship; and to have positive impact through service to communities local, national, and global.
Our Vision is to lead the nation and influence the world through the positive impact of our research, teaching, and practice innovations.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We are committed to an environment that values and respects people of all genders, ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, religions, abilities, nationalities, and beliefs. The School of Nursing places its highest priority on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seeks to ensure a positive, supportive climate in which all individuals are welcome.
We believe that diversity, the presence of difference, must be joined with equity, the parity of difference, and inclusion, an open welcome to difference. We recognize that conflicts between groups exist in our history and in our present, and we aim to be a space where we can work together to bridge the divisions among us.
The School of Nursing has been an active and engaged partner in the campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. During the 2015-16 academic year, Dean Kathleen Potempa convened a committee to draft a strategic plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to be implemented over the next five years. The plan has been shared with the University's DEI planning group in preparation for implementation. This plan emphasizes our continuing efforts to bring groups underrepresented in nursing into our school and to ensure that we remain welcoming to people of all backgrounds.
Diversity Statement and Resources