The Department of Nursing’s vision is to excel as a leader among academic institutions in knowledge development through scholarship and research; knowledge dissemination and integration through teaching; and knowledge application through community service and nursing practice. In addition to the dimensions of our vision as noted here, we see ourselves as a leader in global initiatives in nursing and health promotion.
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate students, advance knowledge, and provide service to the University, the profession, and the community through excellence in the discovery, application, integration, and dissemination of knowledge. The department emphasizes health promotion needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The mission of the Department of Nursing is in concert with the missions of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the School of Health and Environment. We aim to provide an affordable education of high quality and to focus scholarship and public service on a global vision of health
Requirements of the Major
The Baccalaureate program prepares nurse generalists who:
- Develop therapeutic relationships with individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Demonstrate competence in the implementation of standards of practice.
- Apply ethical principles and legal requirements in the delivery of care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Collaborate with individuals, families, groups, including health care professionals, and communities.
- Utilize theories and research findings in practice.
- Promote health in diverse populations.
- Participate in efforts to influence health care policy.
- Assume responsibility for lifelong learning and professional career development.
Graduates of the Baccalaureate Program are prepared to:
• Practice nursing in any health care setting;
• Sustain life-long learning; and
• Contribute to the profession of nursing.