College of Nursing's Mission and Philosophy


The College of Nursing's mission is to educate, empower, and challenge Registered Nurses to create new knowledge and to achieve nursing excellence, thereby promoting a healthier world.


We believe that nursing is a public trust that promotes access to healthcare and health equity. Nursing unifies art and science and is devoted to compassionate concern for human beings. Nurses practice from a wholistic perspective to promote, restore, and maintain health, comfort, and dignity throughout the life process.

Education is a developmental process that facilitates learners to assume increasing responsibility for their own continued learning and professional growth. Nursing education continuously builds on a unique body of knowledge encompassing empirics, aesthetics, ethics, personal knowing, intuitive, and sociopolitical patterns of knowing. Empowered learners with a strong foundation in our unique body of knowledge, become nursing scholars who actively contribute to the profession.

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

The College of Nursing educates nurses throughout their careers. In addition to clinical practice, our students also have opportunities to teach and conduct research.

Thank you for your interest in the College of Nursing. Please contact us if you would like more information, preadmission advisement, other materials or assistance. We look forward to working with you!