Vision and Core Values

Vision Statement

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



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.

Stewardship is advocating and protecting resources trusted in our care through service, dedication, and enthusiasm.

Organizational citizenship is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to be a contributing member of our unified educational community committed to a culture of connection and engagement.

Nursing innovation is the conversion of knowledge and ideas into meaningful work through creativity, entrepreneurship, and pushing beyond the boundaries of status quo.

Caring encompasses the interest, concern, compassion and mentoring we demonstrate for our students, our patients, our communities and each other.

Professionalism is the consistent demonstration of and strict adherence to accountability, responsibility, dependability, and commitment.

Respect is acknowledging the value of ourselves and others by treating them with dignity, responsiveness, courtesy, and consideration.

Integrity is acting with honesty, fairness, and sincerity in all endeavors with an ethical and professional manner.

Diversity is fostering the potential of every individual through sensitivity, social justice and cultural competence.

Excellence is supporting the highest quality in an environment of collaboration, shared knowledge, innovation, scholarship, leadership, and competence.