The College of Nursing is the twelveth college to be established at the university. It was established as a Department of Nursing and graduated its first class in 1981. The college has achieved prominence as an innovator in nursing education, responding to a changing population with complex health care needs. The faculty of the college values access to education and embrace opportunities to utilize advanced technology, innovation and creativity to provide graduates with the highest quality education at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.
Today's challenging health care environment provides unique opportunities for nursing. Nurses are needed more than ever to provide evidence-based patient care, serve in leadership roles, teach, engage in research, and in influence policy.
The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide excellence in nursing education, research and service to develop clinicians, leaders and scholars who promote the health of diverse populations at the local, state, national and international levels.
This mission is accomplished by:
- Focusing on vulnerable populations, innovative technology and health systems and policy
- Creating interdisciplinary and community partnerships
- Providing multi-modal, multi-site access for career advancement and professional development