Mission & Vision
The School of Nursing is committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education at an affordable cost to a student population diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. The baccalaureate program combines liberal arts and nursing education to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives required for professional practice; it fosters intellectual development, personal growth, and professional collaboration. The master’s program educates nurses for diverse and expanded roles. The faculty is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and preparing graduates for the complex, rapidly-changing health care environment. The School provides a nurturing, inclusive, performance-based, technologically-equipped, innovative learning environment that promotes caring, competence, and professionalism. Faculty, students, and alumni contribute to the improvement of health and health care through practice, service, and scholarship activities that extend to populations, agencies, and institutions throughout the City of Providence, the State of Rhode Island, and the surrounding communities.
Approved March 6, 2013
The RIC School of Nursing will be increasingly recognized for its excellent, highly competitive programs, leadership in inter-professional education, and valuable contribution to making a difference in people’s lives. The SON will expand faculty scholarship and practice and strengthen professional and community partnerships to promote significant changes in healthcare. The SON will offer a wide array of educational opportunities to emerging student populations and communities. It will be known for embracing diversity and educating empowered nursing professionals who lead the dynamic healthcare delivery system locally, nationally and globally.
Approved August 26, 2011