Cougar sculpture on Spokane campus

Our Mission, Vision, and Values


The Washington State University College of Nursing delivers excellent academic programs and engages in research and service in partnership with educational institutions and community stakeholders. Nursing and interprofessional education are delivered locally and globally to advance nursing science, education, and practice to enhance health and quality of life. The college functions as an integrated multi-campus system. Working across campuses, educational, research, and service initiatives strengthen the assets of each campus as well as the college as a whole.


The Washington State University College of Nursing will be recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare now and for future generations.


The Washington State University College of Nursing embraces the core values of integrity, caring, altruism, social justice, and maximizing health potential. To realize these values, the college embraces diversity and equity, inquiry and scholarship, engagement and application, community partnerships, leadership, and stewardship.


  • Create an inclusive environment that reflects the mission, vision, and values of the college.
  • Develop and implement high quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Promote nursing and interprofessional research and evidence-based practice.
  • Provide leadership in the transformation of healthcare.