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Department of Nursing
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Stroup Hall 120B
Phone: 785-628-4256
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Goals, Vision, Mission, & Accreditation

Department Goals

The 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 Department.

  • 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 competent 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), Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at FHSU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Mission Statement

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. The department focuses on innovative health care delivery and instruction utilizing advanced information technology, which connects the rural cultures of western Kansas and the diverse global community.

BSN Program Mission Statement

The mission of the BSN program within the Department of Nursing is to develop professional nurse generalists who provide and coordinate safe, high quality, and evidence-based healthcare to individuals, communities, and global populations.

MSN Program Mission Statement

Develop nurse specialists in education and administration to facilitate change by utilizing evidence-based practice, collaboration, informatics, theory, and leadership to improve quality outcomes for individuals, communities, and global populations.

Vision Statement

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.

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