The School of Nursing endeavors to develop professional nurse leaders to serve, educate, and empower all citizens toward optimal personal wellness, while engaging with local and global communities. The professional nurse leader advocates for opportunities for all citizens to improve their quality of life through innovative nursing practice with the primary goal of eliminating health disparities within our immediate and global communities. This faith-based program prepares a nurse generalist for professional practice using knowledge derived from the liberal arts, behavioral sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and nursing. Individuals will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings and encouraged to continue personal and professional growth. The program emphasizes excellent teaching with a commitment to student-faculty interaction.