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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Mission and Vision



The School of Nursing mission is consistent with the mission and goals of Florida Gulf Coast University and the College of Health Professions. The school offers excellent, innovative, learner-centered nursing programs. Students engage in progressively complex curricula that prepare them to assume essential roles within diverse, interdisciplinary, and environmentally sensitive health care settings. Pivotal to the school mission is a faculty commitment to foster an open climate in which students are engaged as caring, compassionate, and humanizing professionals within evidence-based, technologically focused, and outcome-oriented health care systems. Outstanding faculty members seek to transform students’ lives through promoting patterns of life-long learning by applying and disseminating results of scholarly work.


The School of Nursing will emerge as a leader in educating professional registered nurses to meet the health care needs of southwest Florida. The faculty strives to promote student success through excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.


Faculty of the School of Nursing, College of Health Professions at Florida Gulf Coast University believe that the practice of professional nursing rests upon a sound arts and science foundation that prepares graduates to excel in a rapidly changing, diverse, and technologically oriented society. Integrated and conceptually based curricula are built upon the constructs of caring, communication, critical thinking, cultural-connectedness, and health promotion which form the foundation for knowledge and skills essential for preparing a caring scholar clinician. Teaching and learning activities are keystones of the curricula and occur within caring environments. Faculty serves as guides, mentors, role models, and facilitators for students.