Mission and Purpose

The Department of Nursing facilitates the educational preparation of men and women as generalists and advanced practice nurses in the professional practice of nursing. To this end, the faculty and students are supportive of Catholic and Christian values and the dignity of the human person. To advance this mission, the department is centered on nursing as a healing ministry focused on the health of the person in his environment. The Nursing Department is further dedicated to the promotion of learning and academic excellence in teaching, and is supportive of professional nursing standards in the process and practice of nursing.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing Program is to facilitate the educational preparation of registered nurses into the roles of advanced practice nurses.