A fundamental purpose of nursing is the provision of quality health care to all segments of society. To achieve this purpose, nursing knowledge must be sufficiently broad in perspective and content to meet the requirements of diverse groups. This commitment requires that nursing science be receptive to a wide variety of ideas and viewpoints.
Of primary importance to our educational program is the composition of our student body. In clinical, research and theory building programs, the generation of knowledge and learning is based upon collegial exchanges among and between faculty and students. Such exchanges contribute to openness regarding diverse ideas, viewpoints, and belief systems, which in turn lead to increased knowledge and interest in understanding the varied perceptions of health care needs in a diverse society.
Our recruitment and admission processes are designed to attract and admit a diverse and widely representative student body. To achieve this end, candidates' qualifications will be reviewed for academic and non-academic factors that indicate their potential to be successful in our educational programs and contribute positively to the strength and diversity of the Program. This commitment to diversity is supported by the UW Board of Regents.