Mission & Goals
The mission of the Department of Nursing is congruent with the missions and visions of the University of Massachusetts Boston and of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare students for comprehensive, theory-guided, evidence-based nursing practice directed toward health promotion, management of health and illness, and restoration and maintenance of the highest possible health-related quality of life.
- It is recognized that the mission can be accomplished through a firm commitment to:
- Recruiting and supporting students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Using innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning strategies to meet society’s need for nurses at different educational levels prepared for excellence in practice with diverse populations in various settings.
- Conducting research designed to discover, apply, and integrate new knowledge addressing strategies that enhance health-related quality of life, with an emphasis on diverse urban populations.
- Preparing graduates for participation in society and the global community as educated, socially responsible individuals.
The goals of the Department of Nursing address the community of learners through practice, scholarship, instruction, and service to the university, communities, and the discipline of nursing. The goals are:
- Provide innovative educational services to enhance student learning, in collaboration with other units within the university.
- Create an environment in the department and the university at large where students, faculty, and staff interact with respect, value learning and inquiry, and work collaboratively.
- Promote engagement by faculty and students in nursing discipline-specific and interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration to address strategies to enhance health-related quality of life with an emphasis on diverse urban populations.
- Disseminate the findings of faculty and student scholarly work to the university community, the community at large, and the professional healthcare community.
- Use effective teaching and learning methods to prepare baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral students to provide excellent health care with an emphasis on diverse urban populations.
- Establish partnerships with clinical agencies and communities to enhance student learning, community service, and faculty practice and scholarly work.
- Foster student participation in their communities as citizens of the world.
- Support the professional development of departmental colleagues by acknowledging and rewarding multiple and varied professional contributions.