What We Want To Be OUR VISION
To be a vibrant community of compassionate and engaged nursing scholars who enhance the health outcomes and quality of care through leadership in education, research, evidence-based practice and policy.

The mission of the College of Nursing at University of Missouri – St. Louis is to shape the future of nursing and healthcare locally, regionally, nationally and globally through education, research, practice and policy. We develop nurses who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and leadership through innovative baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs. We leverage strategic partnerships to generate, translate, disseminate and apply knowledge that will improve health.

How We Will Accomplish Our Vision STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Ensure Excellence in Nursing Education

Develop academic programs that are relevant to external trends and foster innovation in learning and teaching.

Develop models for Interprofessional education, practice and research.
Expand Research and Scholarship

Develop an environment, through a systematic approach, to sustain a culture of inquiry.
Enhance Community Partnerships

Actively seek to improve the health of the region through strategic education, practice and research partnerships (targeting disparities and/or wellness).

How We Approach Our Work CORE VALUES

We appreciate, celebrate and incorporate the value of 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 exhibit caring 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 work together to create the future vision we desire.

In our role as leaders, we embrace change, take risks and strive to think in new and creative ways, try fresh approaches and find innovative applications of proven ideas.

We value the synergy created by bringing multiple perspectives together forming highly productive intra- and inter-professional teamwork.

We recognize that the vitality of our learning community is driven by open and honest organizational and interpersonal communication.