The mission of the CNHS Nursing Unit is to teach, conduct research, and serve the community. The College prepares diverse health care professionals as providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally competent care within a highly technological and global environment. The College promotes, expands and validates scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary research. The vision of the CNHS Nursing Unit is to be globally recognized for the achievements of its alumni and faculty in health care, education, leadership, and research with a focus on the needs of the underserved populations.
The goals of the CNHS Nursing Unit are the following:
- To prepare qualified men and women for leadership roles in basic and advanced professional nursing practice in a rapidly changing, multicultural, multiethnic, global environment.
- To promote, expand and validate the scientific base of nursing knowledge and practice through the discovery, organization and transmission of research-based knowledge, skills and values.
- To collaborate with local, national and international health care agencies in promoting excellence through cost-effective, accessible, equitable and humanistic health care delivery systems for divergent individuals, families and communities.
The BSN and MSN nursing programs of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (222 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 847-692-7050), and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, (4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850-245-4125).