Nursing Mission, Vision, Philosophy & Values


Extraordinary Love, Compassion, Courage, Integrity in every situation!


Provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered patient care.


The highest quality of patient care provided through the advancement of nursing practice.



  • believe that our mission is to provide science-based, technologically precise, compassionately delivered nursing care;
  • define nursing as a scientific discipline that takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of potential and actual responses to illness with a goal of lessening the effects of illness, promoting comfort and healing and
  • assisting patients to achieve an optimal level of self care;
  • practice in a dynamic university medical center which promotes ongoing learning for all health professionals;
  • strengthen our practice through a commitment to innovation and nursing research;
  • accept professional accountability to patients, families and the community;
  • recognize the uniqueness of each person, and respect, protect and advocate for the individual's right to self-determination, self-expression, confidentiality and dignity;
  • believe that we best serve through collaboration with other health-care professionals who join with us in treating and advocating for those who need our nursing care;
  • believe that the relationships we build have an inherent capacity to promote health, healing and wholeness;
  • commit ourselves to support, acknowledge and nurture one another, thereby creating an environment of mutual respect and caring.