Values, Mission, & Vision


Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) prepares outstanding nurses to be clinicians, educators, leaders, innovators, and scientists. We partner with students, healthcare professionals, organizations, and communities to inspire lifelong learning and create knowledge to improve the health of the people we serve. (12/2012)


Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) is a global leader in creating innovative learning environments that support excellence in education and research to advance the health of the world's citizens. (12/2012)

Core Values

These core values are fundamental to the success of the nursing profession and the Indiana University School of Nursing community. They serve as the foundation for our work, how we interact with one another, and help guide the strategies we employ to fulfill our vision, mission, and strategic goals. We are supportive of one another’s efforts, loyal to one another, and care for one another both professionally and personally. We embrace, own, and are energized by these core values.


We create a positive environment by treating all people with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of their contributions and diversity.


We accept responsibility for our actions.


We foster trust by acting with honesty, integrity, and openness.


We build community through dialogue by sharing and respecting our diversity of opinions, views, and expertise.

Diversity Statement

Recognizing the rapidly increasing diversity of America and of higher education, and in support of the mission of Indiana University School of Nursing, faculty and staff are committed to promoting an educational environment that values, respects, and reflects a global view of diversity. To fulfill this commitment, we strive to:

Diversity includes consideration of socioeconomic class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual orientation, and… disabilities, as well as race and ethnicity. Diversity recognizes that individuals learn from exposure to and interaction with others who have backgrounds and characteristics different from their own. Recognizing and valuing diversity… also means acknowledgment, appreciation, and support of different learning styles, ways of interaction, and stimulating forms of discourse derived from interaction and collaboration with persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences.American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Statement on Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 1997, p. 1

  • Promote curriculum content that reflects a commitment to diversity
  • Develop a comprehensive academic success model
  • Recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Establish and maintain links to the diverse communities of the city, the state, the nation, and the world
  • Identify resources that support diversity, promote academic excellence, and enrich our academic environment
  • Promote research that reflects commitment to cultural diversity
  • Promote culturally competent practice among students, graduates and faculty