Vision and Core Values
The vision of the School of Nursing is to achieve national eminence as a leader of excellence in nursing education, research, practice, service, and community outreach.
Core Values are the beliefs
that describe, define, and direct our
work through the university and its
operations. Essentially, values underlie
what are primary to our belief system.
The word value comes from the French
verb, valoir, meaning "to be worth."
Valor and worthiness guide the work
we do. Through our mission, philosophy
and sharing of experiences, LSUHSC,
School of Nursing has discovered and
unearthed its Core Values. As a fundamental
set of guiding principles, Core Values
provide direction and purpose.
Caring is the essence of humanity and the basic constitutive phenomena of the
- Compassion is the force, which
motivates a person to care.
- Caring encompasses the interest,
concern, compassion and kindness
we demonstrate for our students,
faculty and citizens of Louisiana.
This critical link in our common bond
supports a healing and holistic culture
that nurtures the individual. Facilitating
the teaching-learning process, advocating
for the needs of others, and mentoring
our novice colleagues further defines
caring as a core value.
Professionalism is the essence of LSUHSC School of Nursing. The school creates
a climate to encourage personal development of the following professional qualities:
These qualities are achieved through
collaboration, cooperation, and mentoring.
The faculty and staff of LSUHSC function
in a spirit of mutual respect in dealing
with others at all levels (administration,
colleagues, faculty, students, and community).
This respect is illustrated by the following
- Acknowledging the value of others
by treating them with respect.
- Exemplifying good human relations
skills such as courteousness, consideration
and responsiveness to others.
- Acting in a dignified professional
- Listening to others carefully and
asking for clarification when necessary.
- Acknowledging others time frame
by being on time and making reasonable
requests are requisites of respect.
These behaviors reflect pride in oneself,
the profession of nursing, and being
a part of LSUHSC School of Nursing.
Integrity is a link to our common bond.
- In all endeavors, we will act in
an honest, ethical and professional
- We value the modeling and teaching
of honesty, integrity, objectivity/fairness,
sincerity, self-awareness and loyalty.
- We believe an environment that
promotes integrity and trust will
create positive educational experiences.
We value the opportunity to develop the potential of every individual of our
diverse community. Diversity falls into two categories: social and intellectual.
- Social Diversity welcomes and appreciates
a work force and student body whose
diversity mirrors, the population
they serve. Other dimensions of social
diversity include individuality,
sensitivity, tolerance, good will,
social justice and cultural competence.
- Intellectual Diversity refers
to the broad range of approaches
to academia. Other dimensions of
intellectual diversity are
- autonomy in thinking
- respect for teaching strategies
We believe it is our responsibility
to promote a climate of diversity among
faculty,staff, and the student body
because it is vital to the community
It is important for the school to encourage,
collaborate, and share knowledge and
experience among faculty/students in
developing and implementing innovations
for the advancement of nursing education,
practice and research.
Faculty and students will be challenged
to continue their development in professional
knowledge and skills as well as exploring
opportunities for new learning.
We believe that it is important to
provide a milieu that encourages leadership,
creativity, and scholarship, among faculty
We believe in the importance of providing
a reward system that is balanced in
acknowledging faculty and students for
excellence in teaching, practice, and