School of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Values


Nursing students working in one of the School's simulated laboratories.

Nursing students working in one of the School's simulated laboratories.

Our mission is to prepare exceptional healthcare leaders through inclusive and innovative education to advance the health and wellness of local, national, and global communities.


To be the premier institution in the nation educating nurses to transform health.


Compassion and Caring

Providing holistic person-centered care that exemplifies the essence of nursing through caring, empathy, and respect.

Social Responsibility

Acting in the best interests of their patients, families, and local, national, and global communities, nurses and their institutions work to address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes.


Leading with integrity and serving as advocates of the nursing profession within their practice settings and communities, nurses influence public policy impacting the discipline of nursing and the health of the public. All nurses are leaders, a defining characteristic of the Fisher Nurse.


Using the best evidence and environmental scanning to inform innovation in teaching and person-centered care that ensures the highest quality outcomes.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Respecting differences, perspectives, and experiences of others to create inclusive education and practice environments.