Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Purpose

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing values excellence and innovation in preserving and advancing the art and science of nursing in the scholarly domains of education, practice, research and informatics. These values are pursued through personal interactions and the integration of technology, while embracing cultural and academic diversity.

Our Mission

The mission of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is to lead in education, evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research in order to provide optimal health care to diverse communities through innovation, inclusion, and compassion.

Our Vision

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will continuously reinvent itself in ways that distinguishes the School among its peers, with innovations in academics, faculty practice, research, and informatics and an unparalleled focus on activities that benefit the community and society at large.

Our Values

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing values innovation in preserving and advancing the art and science of nursing in academics, faculty practice, research and informatics. These values are demonstrated through transactions that integrate technology and embrace cultural and academic diversity.