Philosophy

We believe nursing, informed by its rich legacy, is a dynamic, caring art and science that, through intention, facilitates health, healing, and comfort for individuals, families, groups, and communities, locally, nationally, internationally, and globally. We prepare nurses who provide holistic, relationship-centered care within a framework of primary health care in an evolving information age. As life-long learners, nurses participate in an interactive teaching-learning process; develop a strong sense of self-awareness and reflective thinking, and a spirit of inquiry; demonstrate cultural competence; and communicate their ideas effectively. We graduate professionals who practice in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner. The Lienhard School of Nursing baccalaureate curricula are process-oriented, providing a broad foundational base for entry into professional nursing practice. The master’s and doctoral curricula provide the depth and breadth of advanced knowledge and skills necessary for practice and advanced clinical leadership, respectively, in primary health care settings.

Accepted by the LSN Faculty Association, August 26, 2008