The School of Nursing provides an innovative, caring, and collaborative learning environment. Graduates demonstrate integrity and are prepared for interdisciplinary roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators. Faculty and students contribute to the health of all populations through state-of-the-art education, service and research.
The George Mason University School of Nursing will be a nationally recognized center of excellence in inquiry, knowledge, and expertise. The school’s educators, clinicians, and researchers produce the next generation of nursing leaders empowered and focused on innovative responses to address the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse health care environment.
Respect for the dignity and well-being of others
1. The School of Nursing will conduct ongoing review, using quality processes, of its curriculum to make adaptations, and initiate changes as appropriate to meet the needs of an ever changing health environment.
Performance Indicators: Improve quality of educational programs to ensure that the undergraduate pass rate for the national licensure exam is above state average; within 1 year post-completion master's graduates take and pass specialty certification on first attempt; within 6-12 months post-completion PhD students demonstrate AACN QI outcomes.
2. Improve the quality of educational programs by increasing the use of evidence-based educational strategies and innovations in all levels of the curricula, e.g., new technologies such as web-based platforms, Distance Education, simulation, and other new and evolving technologies.
Performance Indicators: Number of faculty members who are using technology and innovations in the classroom; number of new initiatives using technology and innovations; number of faculty who present/publish about technology and innovations.