Our Mission, Vision and Values


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The School of Nursing provides leadership in teaching and learning in nursing, nursing research and public engagement with the goal of promoting health and well being.


We will be responsive and engaging leaders in nursing education and research provincially, nationally and internationally by developing quality teaching, learning and scholarship environments. Our graduates will be skillful, caring, knowledgable nurses who have a clear vision of the nursing discipline. They will strive for excellence in health care, be prepared to collaborate with others, and be responsive to human diversity in an effort to improve health for all.


Excellence. We seek to achieve the highest possible quality in our educational programs and in our teaching, research, and public engagement.

Innovation: We strive for innovation in teaching, research, and public engagement in order to involve students in learning and to advance knowledge in nursing education, research and public engagement.

Responsiveness. We respond to the needs of our students and to changes in health care and in society.

Collaboration. We foster effective and dynamic relationships by sharing knowledge and expertise in a spirit of mutual respect to achieve common goals.

Partnerships. We work with our clinical partners and other academic units to improve our programs and to enhance evidence-based nursing practice.

Collegiality.  We strive for collegial relationships among faculty and staff members, students, reserach investigators, and all health professionals.

Responsibility. We have a responsibility to students, the university, and the community, to provide quality programs, to assist the university in attaining its strategic plan, to be efficient in our operations, and to improve health.