Nursing Mission and Goals


Nursing Program Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurse leaders who are responsive to health needs of diverse cultures and provide high quality, safe and evidence-based care that enhances quality of life for individuals and communities.

This is accomplished through the provision of a residential baccalaureate nursing educational program that supports student success. This mission is achieved through qualified faculty who engage in evidence-based teaching within a learning centered environment that promotes personal and professional growth, lifelong learning and competent professional practice. This mission is supported by faculty who promote and exemplify values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, mindfulness and social justice.

Nursing Program Goals

The goals for the Arizona College School of Nursing are:

  • Provide a quality, value-based program of study, which culminates in the award of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
  • Balance the integration of current and emerging technologies and compassionate evidence-based practice in the role of professional nursing.
  • Create and advance an environment conducive to excellence in nursing education, practice and scholarship.
  • Promote an organizational culture that embodies values of respect, trust, mindfulness, innovation, and lifelong learning.
  • Foster development of sound clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in support of high quality healthcare delivery.
  • Support achievement of outcomes through the systematic use of assessment and evaluation to inform quality improvements.
  • Prepare nurse leaders for roles in the delivery of safe, high quality, cost-effective healthcare to diverse individuals, communities and populations.