Mission, vision & diversity


Our mission is to improve the health of society through the education of nurses for leadership in science, education, and practice 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. See more about our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.