The University of Massachusetts Amherst

College of Nursing Goals

        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