Mission, Values and Vision*
The mission of the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is to shape the future of nursing practice through education, research, and service. Our
goals are to:
develop nurses who are dedicated to excellence and leadership through innovative baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional programs; and,
- leverage strategic partnerships to generate, translate, disseminate, and apply knowledge that will improve health within our metropolitan region and beyond.
We recognize, celebrate and incorporate the value of the diversity in thought and culture in our environment.
Intellectual Discourse & Rigor
We encourage excellence and continuous improvement along with free and open discussion, dialogue and debate of ideas.
We offer ourselves through empathy, nurturing and mentoring.
We hold ourselves accountable to the standards of professional performance, practice and ethical behavior.
Mutual Respect and Support
We respect the importance of individual strengths and contributions, and support each other to ensure the success of our mission. We have an abundance mentality that drives us to work together to create the future vision we desire.
We maintain open and honest organizational and interpersonal communication.
The College has expanded the prelicensure undergraduate program substantially to support the growing need for nurses in the region.
The Advanced Nursing Practice programs will have evolved into a Doctor of Nursing Practice program that is recognized for its excellence and innovative approaches to educating leaders for nursing practice.
A Clinical Nurse leader program will have been implemented in partnership with clinical agencies. The program will provide outstanding advanced generalist nursing education.
The College has a thriving research enterprise that provides excellent learning opportunities for PhD nursing students and expands interdisciplinary linkages with the UMSL campus and with institutions in the St. Louis region and beyond as well as across the UM system.
College of Nursing collaboration with health care providers, institutions and businesses has created new opportunities for students, faculty and staff members, and graduates while making an impact on advancing the practice of nursing.
- The College's growing research enterprise is supported by significant extramural funding including federal funding.
- College faculty and staff have increased grants for education and practice, and intramural funding by 500%.
- The College has achieved significant growth in private funding through alumni and donor contributions has grown to support achievement of the College's mission.
The criteria to attract, admit, and graduate students continue to yield an academically excellent and diverse student body.
The College has increased opportunities for residencies, fellowships, externships and other creative programs that enhance students' transition into the profession.
Opportunities are available for faculty members who wish to practice as part of their roles and to contribute to developing new practice models.
Culture / Organization
Faculty and staff members are dedicated to the College's mission, values, and vision, and are provided with ongoing opportunities for development.
Non-tenure track, tenure track, and adjunct faculty members, and staff have been added in the right mix to contribute to the evolving programs.
*Approved at College of Nursing Faculty/Staff Strategic Planning Retreat, May 4, 2007 and updated May 12, 2008.