About the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Mission Statement


To advance social justice, health, and nursing practice through innovative pedagogy, research and community engagement.


Support and improve the health and well-being of diverse communities.


  • Access to excellence
  • Care and respect
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Action-oriented social change 
  • Social Justice 


  • Student-Centered Success
  • Innovative teaching, curricula, and scholarship 
  • Community engagement and reciprocal partnerships
  • Interdisciplinary approaches 
  • Critical consciousness and reflective practice 
  • Local to global practice 
  • Advocacy

Strategic Pillars:  

  • Increase access to educational excellence and opportunity & improve existing program quality
  • Identify, measure, and illuminate our strengths and impacts to multiple stakeholders
  • Bolster Financial and Operational Innovation and Sustainability
  • Build core teams, synergies, and community between Nursing and Health Studies, across Schools at UWB, across UWS campuses and communities