- Uphold Rutgers School of Nursing’s reputation as a leader in best educational practices and an innovator in preparing students for practice within complex and changing systems to improve the health of the populations served.
- Create a student-centered learning environment that is responsive to changing educational and socio-political trends, and also develops nurses who see themselves as leaders in health care systems, policy, etc.
- Integrate innovative teaching and learning strategies that promote learning responsive to the needs of diverse populations and health care settings for our students, clinical partners, faculty, and community clients.
- Provide leadership and participation in collaborative, inter-professional education (IPE).
- Provide excellence in research and scholarship that contributes to the health and well-being of diverse populations.
- Foster research initiatives that generate, test, and refine disciplinary knowledge and interdisciplinary or inter-professional knowledge and also inform health policy at the local, state, national, and global levels.
- Design interventions that reduce inequities, enhance patient safety and quality outcomes, promote health and comfort and reduce suffering.
- Articulate areas of research concentration that reflect faculty expertise and scholarship and help advance the national health agenda; signature areas for research include patient and person-centered care, self-management, and symptom management.
- Develop strategies that increase team research including participation of clinical faculty, students, other disciplines, and community partners in ongoing research activities.
- Expand areas of expertise and influence in selected research methodologies, such as systematic reviews and community-based participatory research.
- Contribute to the body of knowledge in areas of patient centered care, self-care management, and symptom management.
- Become the “go-to" School of Nursing for expertise and influence in unique research methodologies such as systematic research reviews and community-based participatory research and use of large datasets for population health improvement.
- Develop collaborative partnerships with New Jersey communities and health professional scholars to improve care outcomes and enhance educational opportunities for students within a variety of practice settings.
- Foster collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty to contribute to improving cost effective, high quality, patient/person centric health care outcomes for all.
- Partner with health care settings to design educational and research experiences that enrich the environment of care and foster curriculum innovation.
- Provide leadership at the local, national, and global levels that ensures the public has access to quality, safe, and cost-effective health care.
- Maintain and expand access to clinical services through the Federally Qualified Health Center, Rutgers Community Health Center.
- Integrate ethical principles that ensure the rights and privileges of all humans to health care that is sensitive to preserving the human dignity of all persons.
- Explore the impact of social determinants of health on health and wellness of populations served in community-centered practice.
- Leverage the School of Nursing’s strengths to create positive change in health care delivery, health policy, and population health outcomes.
- Develops and implements evidence-based leadership in order to lead change.
- Demonstrates leadership in inter-professional practice and education.
- Foster workforce and team engagement through demonstration in research and clinical practice.