Values, Mission, & Vision

Mission

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)

Vision

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.

Respect

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

Responsibility

We accept responsibility for our actions.

Trust

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

Dialogue

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:

[D]iversity references a broad range of individual, population, and social characteristics, including but not limited to age; sex; race; ethnicity; sexual orientation; gender identity; family structures; geographic locations; national origin; immigrants and refugees; language; physical, functional, and learning abilities; religious beliefs; and socioeconomic status. Inclusion represents environmental and organizational cultures in which faculty, students, staff, and administrators with diverse characteristics thrive. Inclusive environments require intentionality and embrace differences, not merely tolerate them. Everyone works to ensure the perspectives and experiences of others are invited, welcomed, acknowledged, and respected in inclusive environmentsAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing’s "Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Academic Nursing" endorsed on March 20, 2017 by AACN Members

  • 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