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Our Philosophy

What We Want To Be OUR VISION
The College of Nursing shapes the future of nursing and healthcare in our community and globally, inspiring excellence in education, research, practice, and policy-making for the health and well-being of all.
The mission of the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is to transform lives by fostering a vibrant community of compassionate and inspired nurses. We develop nurses from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and leadership through innovative baccalaureate and graduate programs. We engage community partners to respond to the needs of the communities we serve. We generate, translate, and disseminate new knowledge into practice that advances healthcare globally.
How We Will Accomplish Our Vision STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Excellence in Student Success

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) College of Nursing (CON) is committed to fostering a culture which provides academic opportunities and an environment for all qualified students to be successful in the classroom and in the healthcare workplace.
Expand Research and Scholarship

The UMSL CON is committed to fostering a culture of research, scholarly inquiry, academic rigor and integrity that aligns with the UMSL compact for Excellence in Research and Creative  works.
Excellence in Community Engagement and Economic Development

We seek to foster the health and wellbeing of the community and promote excellence in nursing education through developing and maintaining mutually beneficial  partnerships.
Inclusive Excellence

We strive to create an inclusive and accessible community that honors and infuses diversity in our recruitment, admissions and retention processes and policies. We believe that diversity and inclusion go beyond just appreciating differences but provides equity in learning, research and nursing practice.
Excellence in Planning, Operations, and Stewardship

The College of Nursing seeks to optimally manage resources and operate in a manner that seeks to support  excellence.
How We Approach Our Work CORE VALUES
The College of Nursing supports the core values of the University of Missouri-St. Louis – trust, access, innovation, success, inclusion, and engagement. The College of Nursing’s additional core values are caring and professionalism.
Caring: Our Demonstration of Passion 

We provide a culture of caring through empathy, nurturing, and advocacy. We believe that through modeling, individuals have an enriched understanding that compassion is essential to the nursing profession.
Professionalism: Our ethical behavior 

We pride ourselves in our commitment to the nursing profession. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of the profession, including the Code of Ethics for Nursing.  We believe in providing a culture of safety by continued personal and professional growth. We value our collaborations with others to protect individual rights, promote the health of all individuals, families and communities and decrease health disparities.