Mission and Program Outcomes

Gustavus Nursing Mission

The Department of Nursing fosters the development of nursing professionals who demonstrate the values of justice, faith, community, excellence and service through cognitive practice, integration of learning, ethical reflection and intercultural understanding. 

Graduates of the program are distinguished by:

  • synthesis and application of a liberal arts education to provide holistic care;
  • ethical and reflective practice to promote a just and peaceful world;
  • the ability to advocate for the health and wellbeing of all people; and
  • a commitment to lifelong learning, leadership, and service to others.

The Department of Nursing shares in the Mission of the College through an innovative and dynamic education that embraces the highest standards of teaching and scholarship.