The College of Nursing is a force for innovation, learning, and discovery in preparing culturally proficient nurses for leadership in health for a global society.


To provide affordable and accessible education to enhance health and healing through nursing leadership in teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.


Caring and Collaborative Relationships

  • Caring and compassion as the heart of evidence-based nursing practice
  • Collaborating with clients, nurses and interdisciplinary peers to enhance health and healing
  • Attending to the needs and input of vulnerable and underserved populations


  • Reducing health disparities and promoting health in a global society
  • Enhancing the social conscience and professional development of all
  • Environments are systems that interact with nursing practice, culture, and public policy
  • Developing student identity as agents for innovation in the world


  • The reciprocal relationships among teaching, scholarship, and engagement
  • Encouraging integrity and high moral character in all members of the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing
  • Becoming reflective practitioners to increase the authenticity of our work (Boyer, 1990)


  • Creative ways of acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge


  • Striving to design and provide culturally sensitive nursing care in a global society
  • Promoting diversity in our College and in the profession

Lifelong Learning

  • Arts, humanities, and sciences as a foundation for nursing education
  • Learning as a dynamic, collaborative process that promotes mutual growth of students and teachers


Engagement Goals

Establish innovative scholarly engagement models that define and respond to the health of the public:

  • Search for answers to the most pressing social, civic, economic and moral problems facing our profession and world today (Boyer, 1990)
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of diversity that promotes collaborative partnerships, relationships, and affiliations within a global  community
  • Promote faculty practice, which reflects faculty expertise and needs of our communities of interest
  • Promote faculty development and systematic understanding through a variety of mechanisms
  • Contribute to systematic and structural improvement of the University systems
  • Promote service to the underserved and vulnerable populations in our region

Teaching Goals

We prepare professional nurses by creating an innovative environment for inquiry, discovery, and learning with diverse populations: 

  • Ensure a flexible learner-centered environment that utilizes information technology to its highest potential to ensure collaboration and inclusiveness
  • Foster the advancement of students through graduate education
  • Ensure a comprehensive, cohesive curriculum which prepares students for leadership in a changing and diverse sociopolitical world

Scholarship Goals 

Enhance the art and science of nursing by creating, translating, and disseminating knowledge:

  • Facilitate the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching
  • Foster a creative environment that supports scholarship activities
  • Enhance mechanisms for interdisciplinary scholarship