INQUIRY: WE CULTIVATE A VIBRANT ENVIRONMENT OF INQUIRY WHERE OUR COMMUNITY OF NURSE-SCHOLAR STUDENTS AND FACULTY THRIVE.
We create and maintain a supportive learner-centered culture.
We procure and care for our resources.
We recruit and retain a student body capable of withstanding the academic rigors of the BSN program, and promote progression toward the BSN.
We recruit and retain outstanding staff and faculty.
We define student and faculty success and create measurable goals to attain it.
We provide faculty access to professional development.
We promote positive interactions among faculty, students and staff to increase engagement and success.
We use best practices in technology to optimize strategies for instruction.
We engage in a university ethos of liberal education to nurture understanding of the human response.
We promote active service to the University through participation on Committees and Department of Nursing projects, and other activities.
EQUITY: WE PREPARE AN EFFECTIVE MULTICULTURAL NURSING WORKFORCE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN WHICH WE EXIST.
We recruit, retain and graduate students reflective of our diverse communities.
We seek and hire faculty and staff who resonate with the diverse backgrounds of our students.
We ensure equitable access to robust learning resources, excellent teachers and leading-edge clinical learning opportunities.
We foster a diverse and inclusive learning ethos, where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, experience, talents, capabilities and ways of living are welcomed and leveraged for understanding the human response.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY: WE FORM COLLABORATIONS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND RESILIENCE IN FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY.
We are deliberate in integrating family and community knowledge in the curriculum.
We support nursing practice inquiry with emphasis on advancing family and community health and healing.
We participate with the community to discover and take action to reduce health inequities and improve health outcome.
We seek community- and family-focused clinical practice experiences.
We respect the traditions, laws, history of the Yakama people, on whose land we reside; and we demonstrate gratitude by being thoughtful in our partnerships and our use of resources.
We honor and care for the families and community that raise and continue to nurture our faculty, students and staff.
EDUCATION: WE PREPARE PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) NURSES FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE NURSING PRACTICE AND FOR LIFELONG DEVELOPMENT.
We prepare BSN students who are able to obtain Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
We nurture a strong Heritage Nursing identity by socializing students to the unique value and learning outcomes in the BSN program.
We engage our students and faculty in collaborative, inter-professional education (IPE) with students and faculty from other health professions.
We provide our students with a strong foundation for graduate education.
Our faculty maintain currency in professional clinical development to better serve our students.
We maintain academic excellence with student input and evaluation.