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Our vision, mission, core goals, and core values

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Our vision

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is the world’s preeminent college known for accomplishing what is considered impossible through its transformational leadership and innovation in nursing and health, evidence-based practice and unsurpassed wellness.

Our mission

We exist to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.

Our core goals

Produce the highest caliber of nurses, leaders and health professionals equipped to effectively promote health, impact policy and transform healthcare across culturally diverse individuals, groups and communities.

Transform healthcare to positively impact and sustain wellness through transdisciplinary and innovative education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. 

Ensure that all students, faculty, and staff engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals, groups and communities.

Foster collaborative, entrepreneurial initiatives with local, national and international partners to improve healthcare and health outcomes.

Support faculty, staff and students to achieve their highest career aspirations by sustaining a positive and extraordinary culture of wellness and excellence to the point where everyone wants to come here to teach, conduct research, practice and to learn.

Our core values

ExcellenceCollaboration and authenticity
Curiosity and intellectual rigorIntegrity and personal accountability
Openness, trust and respectDiversity in people and ideas
Empathy and compassionPersonal and professional wellness
Transformational and innovation leadership