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 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 education and graduate
education based on the standards of professional nursing. A major
commitment of the Department focuses on using unique methods of
instruction to deliver quality nursing education opportunities
throughout western Kansas. Computer and telecommunications technology
are seen as integral components of the delivery methods needed
to serve the instructional needs of diverse education and work
environments in rural western Kansas. In addition, technology serves
as a link between a rural culture of western Kansas and the culturally,
racially, and ethnically diverse global community.
By providing quality nursing education opportunities
in western Kansas, the Department of Nursing facilitates the provision
of quality health care services and availability of resources in
the region. In addition, the Department is committed to providing
public service primarily for the local community and the western
region of the state, by sharing the professional nursing expertise
of faculty and students. Scholarly endeavors of faculty and students
are also encouraged, in order to address societal needs and promote
the nursing discipline.
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.