We believe that the research mission of the college is the primary determinant of our reputation, and this enhances the learning environment as well as the delivery of health care. We need UC to be viewed nationally and internationally as an institution of excellence and innovation.
We want this academic plan to create more opportunities for investment in programs that differentiate us from other universities and other institutions that provide health care. We want our students, faculty and customers to choose UC as their university of choice.
Today’s healthcare world is continually shifting and adapting to changing economic, scientific and clinical demands. Engaging in academic planning to examine strategies to achieve a desired future gives the College of Nursing faculty, our Board of Advisors, our community partners, and others we link with, the tools to create a better and healthier tomorrow for ourselves, the profession and health care consumers.
Resultant from our Town Hall Meetings, we already have been challenged to determine how our college’s vision, “transforming health care through innovative education and research,” can be more closely integrated within essential linkages internal and external to the university. For us all it is important that we adhere to achievement of quality outcome measures which demonstrate that our graduates are rich in academic and scientific knowledge. This knowledge is essential for all to be effective contributors to society.