To prepare graduates to be leaders in providing patient-centered care, fostering research, integrating knowledge and improving health outcomes for all.
To be a regional center for excellence in nursing education and scholarship.
Commitment: pledging to serve altruistically with respect for human dignity.
Integrity: acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice. Integrity is reflected in professional practice when the person is honest and provides care based on an ethical framework that is accepted within the profession.
Social Justice: upholding moral, legal and humanistic principles. This value is reflected in professional practice when the person works to assure equitable treatment under the law and access to quality health care.
Responsiveness: responding to the needs of constituents, in coordination with education, economic, political and cultural systems. This value is fundamental because it relates to basic human rights.
Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diverse as we are, we are one School of Nursing committed to creating an anti-racist, inclusive and safe learning environment by speaking up and taking action.
Student Learning Outcomes
Meet Maria Vanessa Simoy Mabazza, M.S. in Nursing graduate whose success was highlighted in the NIU Graduate School Commencement address.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing
Evaluate safe, quality, patient-centered, evidence-based nursing care to individuals, families and communities
Evaluate critical thinking/clinical reasoning when providing nursing care
Implement quality improvement related to patient care
Establish collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team
Incorporate information management principles, techniques and systems when providing nursing care
Provide leadership role in a variety of health care settings for the purpose of providing and improving patient care
Defend use of professional, ethical and legal principles while implementing the roles of the registered nurse as provider, designer/manager/coordinator of care and member of the profession
Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing
Integrate nursing with related sciences and the humanities to promote health and well-being
Apply organizational leadership skills to improve health care environments
Apply principles of quality initiatives to improve safety in health care environments
Integrate evidence-based scholarship into advanced nursing practice
Analyze technology to promote quality health care processes and outcomes
Integrate legal and regulatory policies to promote health and well-being
Function as a professional nurse leader collaborating within interprofessional teams to promote health and well-being
Implement effective clinical prevention and health promotion in population-based, culturally diverse settings