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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Our Mission

Learn About Our Mission, Vision and Values

The College of Nursing


The College of Nursing prepares leaders in clinical nursing, research and community service; integrates the delivery of exemplary healthcare; discovers and translates new knowledge to improve health in Colorado and beyond


Shape the future of health.


  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership and Service
  • Health and Well Being
  • Collaboration and Community
  • Discovery and Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness

College of Nursing Principles

As citizens of this community we are committed to living the following principles:

  • ExcellenceStrive for exceptional teaching, practice, research and service.
  • CommunityUnify faculty, staff, students, collaborators, and partners by creating an engaging, vibrant, joyous, diverse community. 
  • VisionaryCommit to future-oriented, transformational work and leadership.
  • ​InclusivitySeek and value everyone’s contribution to the mission; invite new perspectives to enhance our sphere of influence; be responsive to differing views.   
  • CaringTake responsibility for the genuine well-being of every individual.
  • ​IntegrityTake responsibility for communications, behavior and continuous learning; demonstrate respect for others; engage in open dialogue; represent the College of Nursing in a positive manner, and promote truth with honest communication.