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Our Mission

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.


  • Excellence: Strive for exceptional teaching, practice, research and service.
  • Community: Unify faculty, staff, students, collaborators, and partners by creating an engaging, vibrant, joyous, diverse community.
  • Visionary: Commit to future-oriented, transformational work and leadership.
  • ​Inclusivity: Seek and value everyone’s contribution to the mission; invite new perspectives to enhance our sphere of influence; be responsive to differing views.
  • Caring: Take responsibility for the genuine well-being of every individual.
  • ​Integrity: Take 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.