What We Stand For

Our Purpose

The purpose of the college is to provide education and service and engage in research and scholarship. A comprehensive approach to collegiate nursing education is manifested in the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs of the college. More specifically, the faculty aims to provide:

  • Education to prepare beginning and advanced practitioners for diverse populations;
  • Opportunities for advancing nursing science;
  • Education for practicing nurses to maintain, improve and expand their competencies; and
  • Service and expertise to the broader community of health care consumers.

Fulfillment of the purpose of the college occurs through consistent attention to the beliefs which the faculty holds about people, the environment, health and nursing as well as beliefs about nursing education.

 


Our Mission, Vision and Values

Vision


Through creative leveraging of technology and inclusive excellence, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing will lead the transformation of health care in partnership informed by the people we serve.

Mission

Develop nurse leaders who are empowered to generate, explore, and apply nursing knowledge for evolving health care environments.

Core Values


Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect, Excellence


Our Goals and Strategic Priorities


Goals

  1. Model of best student-centered education for leadership in practice, research, service, and policy that is recognized as the leader in cutting edge and interprofessional
  2. Model of best research in selective areas that is recognized for being cutting edge and interprofessional
  3. Eliminate racial and ethnic health care disparities in our community (local to global)
  4. Maximize human, financial, and environmental resources
  5. Transform our environment and culture to reflect the core values, strategic priorities and norms of the College of Nursing

Strategic Priorities

  1. Use measurable criteria to evaluate the effectiveness across goals
  2. Develop targeted partnerships
  3. Optimize technology—improve the application of technology resources—strengthen technology and expand effective use
  4. Promote diversity and inclusion

Philosophy of Governance


A shared governance model supports the actualization of the vision of the College “through creative leveraging of technology, the College of Nursing will lead the transformation of health care in partnership informed by the people we serve” through the College’s mission “to develop leaders who are empowered to generate, explore, and apply nursing knowledge for evolving health care environments”. Faculty research/scholarship, teaching, practice, and service are the underpinnings of the vision and mission.

The College’s shared governance originates from an in-depth study of the literature supporting shared governance. The College views shared governance not as a particular design or format but rather as a dynamic that is centered on operationalizing the four critical principles of fully empowered organizations: Partnership, Accountability, Equity, Ownership.

Partnership implies faculty, students, staff, administration and the Dean work together to achieve the goals of the College. Accountability stems from commitment to a College of the whole and to the outcomes to be achieved through the proposed model of shared governance. Equity derives from the vital and important contributions that each individual member of the College community brings to the work of the College. Ownership arises from each member of the College community also having a stake in the development of nurse leaders. Shared governance fully involves faculty in actualizing the College’s vision and mission thus enhancing the quality of academic life within the College. (Porter O’Grady, 2001)