Goals, Vision, Mission, & Accreditation
overall goals of the Department of Nursing reflect commitment
to the mission of the Department and are congruent with the mission
statements of the University and College. The ordering of the
goals does not indicate a hierarchical priority; all goals are
viewed as being important for actualizing the mission of the
- To prepare professional nurse generalists
at the undergraduate level who are capable of practicing
in various settings, and who possess the foundation
for graduate study.
- To prepare expert graduate level nurses
in advanced nursing.
- To prepare nurses at the doctoral level capable of being a healthcare leader.
- To offer a nursing curriculum
using advanced informational technology.
- To improve health care delivery.
- To prepare faculty and graduates for the future needs
of a global society, while integrating a humanistic understanding
of diverse populations.
- To use the expertise of faculty and students in providing
public service activities.
- To engage faculty and students in scholarly activities
and to disseminate research findings for the benefit of
society and the nursing discipline.
The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and
the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs at FHSU are accredited
by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle,
NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC. 20036, (202) 887-6791.
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide
high quality liberal arts based undergraduate and graduate
education utilizing the standards of professional nursing. A major
commitment of the department focuses on using unique opportunities that may include scholarship, service, and health care delivery. Advanced informational technology is integral to serving the educational needs of diverse populations in various work environments. Technology serves
as a link between the rural cultures of western Kansas and the diverse global community.
A nursing education program of excellence and distinction in this
region of the US with graduates who are capable of caring for and
changing the world.
This is accomplished through the work of a magnet faculty unit which fosters teamwork,
empowerment, and shared discovery.