The mission of the School of Nursing is education within a diverse and technological society. The School of Nursing, an integral unit of Saint Louis University, seeks to fulfill its mission of education through teaching, research, practice, and service in ways consistent with Catholic, Jesuit values of the University. The School of Nursing acts responsibly by setting priorities and exercising stewardship to assure the best use of its resources.
The School, through the teaching component of the mission, prepares students at baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, DNP, and PhD levels for professional nursing practice and interprofessional collaboration. The School creates a student-centered environment that recognizes and actively addresses the diverse needs of individuals, and an academic climate that promotes the spirit of inquiry among faculty and students.
The School, through the research component of the mission, advances the active engagement of faculty and the involvement of students in the scholarly process of inquiry and discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge. The School promotes interprofessional collaboration in the conduct of research in order to advance health care.
The School, through the service/practice component of the mission, promotes quality health care within the University, and the local, regional, and national communities. The School assumes a leadership role in developing nursing as a discipline and a profession by providing expertise in nursing education, practice, and research to these communities.
Last reviewed: May 2008