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

We have a four-fold mission in the areas of Academics, Faculty Practice, Research, and Informatics:

  • Academics
    To educate lifelong learners who have knowledge and skills relevant to rapidly changing environments by offering dynamic curricula built upon a foundation of multi-disciplinary research and scholarly practice that are relevant, futuristic, and responsive to health care trends.
  • Faculty Practice
    To establish innovative scholarly advanced practice models that define and respond to health care trends, by continuing to establish inter- and multi-disciplinary practice partnerships both internal and external that are replicable in a variety of health settings to benefit individuals and impact society.
  • Research
    To improve the health of individuals, families and communities as well as the consumer centeredness and productivity of health care delivery through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and generalizable interventions.
  • Informatics
    To promote a culture of excellence and innovation in informatics solutions designed to work more efficiently with measurable results that contribute to our other missions and are disseminated to society.

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.

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