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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 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 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at FHSU is pursuing initial accreditation 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. 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.

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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