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Creighton University College of Nursing offers value-centered educational programs that provide opportunities and guidance for students to develop their intellectual, spiritual and physical potential and to master the knowledge and skills necessary for competent practice at an entry professional, advanced generalist, or advanced specialty level. These programs are designed to prepare nurses whose role is to provide comfort and dignity in life and death and to promote, maintain, or restore health, not as an end in itself, but as a means to life that is meaningful and manageable.

This mission is in concert with the Jesuit values mission statement of the University. A learning environment is fostered where students are assisted toward maturity as members of the human community and the nursing profession, capable of critical and creative thinking, thoughtful reflection on ethical and moral responsibilities, and the development of new solutions that foster social justice.

The faculty is responsible for curricula that address the comprehensive health needs of individuals, families, and populations. The baccalaureate program prepares generalists for first level professional positions and provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing. The master's program prepares clinicians who are capable of advanced generalist practice, such as clinical nurse leaders, or advanced specialty practice, such as nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists. The doctoral program prepares nursing leaders who are capable of improving health care through advanced specialty practice and selectively contributing to the development of nursing practice, theory, and science; collaborating with scholars from other disciplines in the application of evidence-based research findings; and designing, managing, and evaluating clinical practices and organizational systems.

Research is perceived as integral to the faculty role for the purpose of generating new knowledge, translating research findings and evidence into practice, and ultimately improving the quality of nursing care, education, and management. Commitment to nursing research is demonstrated through a structure that provides opportunities for both collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities.

The faculty regards service to the community as a responsibility that is demonstrated through active participation in a variety of professional endeavors at the local, state, and national levels. Faculty, serving as role models for future nurses, actively participates in professional and community organizations in order to provide direction for the nursing profession and health related agencies. This participation is particularly intended to exemplify the belief that access to quality health care should be available to all people.

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