The vision of the Shepherd University Department of Nursing Education is to prepare caring, competent, culturally-sensitive nurse leaders who are inspired to shape the future of healthcare for a diverse society through excellence in nursing education.
In order to achieve this vision, the mission of the Department of Nursing Education is to enhance the health status of the world by educating professional nurses for practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment as a nurse generalist. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program prepares professional nurses for entry into practice as nurse generalists through traditional or R.N.-to-B.S.N. track. In addition, the department provides continuing education opportunities for professional nurses in this region.
Committed to excellence in nursing education, the Department of Nursing Education embraces the University’s five core values: learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community. The University core values are embedded in our beliefs about health, professional nursing, nursing education, and patient, which are integrated throughout the curriculum.