Our Vision, Mission & Values


The Faculty of Nursing will be an exemplary model in promoting health for all peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.


We are committed to being leaders in promoting health and well-being, equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and Indigenization through innovative education, transformative research, and proactive and responsive service. Our graduates will excel in nursing practice and exemplify these attributes. 


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

Advocacy and Responsiveness. We advocate for and respond to the needs of our students, and the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and society.

Collaboration. We take a proactive role in developing effective and dynamic relationships with clients, other disciplines and the community through the mutual exchange and sharing of collective expertise and knowledge in the pursuit of common goals and benefits.

Partnerships. We work with key stakeholders to improve programs and to enhance evidence-based nursing practice.

Collegiality. We strive for respectful, open and trusting learning and working environments in our collegial relationships with others.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Indigenization. We intentionally strive to guarantee equity, diversity, inclusivity, anti-racism, and Indigenization in all Faculty of Nursing activities, including research, teaching and learning, and service.

Leadership. We endeavour to be leaders in nursing education and research.

Responsibility. We have a responsibility to students, the university, communities, and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide innovative, effective, efficient, transparent and accountable quality programs. 


Photo captions (left to right): Students and instructors from our nurse practitioner program; Associate Professor Dr. Julia Lukewich, recipient of a 2023 Memorial University President's Award for Outstanding Research; the Innu Midwifery Program visits the Nursing Skills Lab at Memorial University's Labrador Campus; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in an educational simulation at our learning site in Gander.