Our Mission, Vision and Values
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.
Develop nurse leaders who are empowered to generate, explore, and apply nursing knowledge for evolving health care environments.
Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect, Excellence
Our Goals and Strategic Priorities
- 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
- Model of best research in selective areas that is recognized for being cutting edge and interprofessional
- Eliminate racial and ethnic health care disparities in our community (local to global)
- Maximize human, financial, and environmental resources
- Transform our environment and culture to reflect the core values, strategic priorities and norms of the College of Nursing
- Use measurable criteria to evaluate the effectiveness across goals
- Develop targeted partnerships
- Optimize technology—improve the application of technology resources—strengthen technology and expand effective use
- 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)