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The School of Nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato is a learning community dedicated to educating entry level and advanced practice nurses, developing nursing knowledge and serving diverse communities. Our vision is to be recognized for innovation and excellence in nursing education, scholarship and practice.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791
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- University Master Calendar
- Community Information
- MN Nurses Association
- MN Organization of Leaders in Nursing
- After College Healthcare Career Opportunities
Vision, Mission and Values for the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is an intellectual community that strives for innovation and excellence within education, scholarship, and practice in family and societal nursing.
The mission of the School of Nursing is to influence health care for the individual, family, and society through the advancement of nursing science, the promotion of clinical scholarship, and innovative education of practitioners and clinical leaders.
Statements of Values
As a School of Nursing we value the individual, the family, and society, innovation and excellence, empowerment and social justice, and the discipline of nursing.
- Facilitate health and healing of individuals, families, and society by integrating evidence, clinical reasoning, interprofessional perspectives, and client value preferences in providing nursing care.
- Provide quality and compassionate health care to individuals, families, and society within a dynamic environment.
- Focus on development, validation, and dissemination of nursing practice models that attend to the unique nature of individuals, families, and society.
- Support the scholarship of nursing practice with emphasis on advancing family and societal health and healing.
- Provide leadership in the development of educational models and policies to improve family and societal nursing within a global health context.
- Support individual, family, and societal health as the central purpose for the nursing discipline.
- Recognize and embrace the importance of change, creativity, courage, flexibility, inquisitiveness, and perseverance in our journey toward excellence.
- Support the work of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society and the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). (recommend moving this bullet to the bottom of the section)
- Value the use of simulation, technologies, information, and communication systems in supporting safe quality nursing practice.
- Create a culture of safety and promote quality initiatives by anticipating and responding to changing issues and trends influencing policies and practices in health care.
- Promote experiential learning through a variety of pedagogical approaches.
- Exemplify personal and professional accountability by modeling nursing values and standards.
- Respect variations and complexity of care across the continuum of health care environments and allocation of resources in caring for all.5
- Demonstrate tolerance for uncertainty within the world and its effect on health care.
- Enhance the quality of health for all people.
- Integrate knowledge of health care, policy, finance, and regulatory environments to enhance political awareness, fiscal responsibility, and advocacy for social justice.
- Strive for ethical decision-making in the application of social justice.
- Provide a scientific basis for nursing actions that guides practice to support family and societal health.
- Advance the discipline by developing and disseminating knowledge that enhances nursing scholarship and the quality of health for all people.
- Use philosophical foundations to reflect values and beliefs that support family and societal health.
- Incorporate the pattern of knowing to promote individual, family, and societal health.
- Utilize evidence based practice to promote individual, family, and societal health.
- Disseminate paradigms and products of inquiry that promote family and societal health.