Mission and Vision

NDSU SON Vision Statement: The School of Nursing is a national leader, positively impacting the health of society through excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service. 

NDSU SON Mission Statement: To advance nursing knowledge and develop dynamic nurse leaders who improve the health of all people, including underserved, rural, and diverse populations. 

Core Values

Through commitment to the following Core Values, we promote excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service:  

  • Professionalism – We are committed to professionalism as foundational to nursing practice. Professional nursing encompasses integrity, respect, collegiality, autonomy, interprofessional collaboration, and ethical practice.
  • Caring – We are committed to caring for the needs of all people with sensitivity and compassion in a holistic manner. Caring is central to nursing practice.
  • Service – We are committed to the people of North Dakota by providing high quality nursing programs to promote the health of the state’s citizens. We provide nursing expertise and service at the University, state, national, and international levels.
  • Scholarship - We are committed to discovering and disseminating new knowledge and using nursing scholarship to practice evidence-based care. As a practice profession and an academic discipline, nursing is an art and science.
  • Quality – We are committed to improving healthcare quality and patient safety through our excellence in education, research, and practice.
  • Social Justice – We are committed to promoting equity and fairness, reducing health disparities, and honoring the dignity and diversity of students, faculty, staff, and the people we serve.
  • Learning – We are committed to facilitating reflective, active, and life-long learning by providing engaging, dynamic, and innovative educational environments and experiences.

The School of Nursing fosters the achievement of outcomes necessary to develop dynamic nurse leaders who improve the health of all people. Undergraduate outcome categories are critical thinking, communication, professional values, clinical competence, and leadership. Graduate outcome categories are clinically expert practice, quality improvement, organizational systems, technology, interprofessional collaboration, and translational knowledge.

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