The School of Nursing is an integral part of Clemson University, a land-grant, state-supported institution of higher learning. The School is committed to teaching, research, and service to the public of South Carolina, the nation and the world. The goal of the Clemson University School of Nursing is to prepare nurses for professional practice, leadership in health care, and to advance nursing knowledge.
The mission is to provide a scholarly center of learning that prepares nurses and other professionals at the baccalaureate and graduate levels who can advance scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through research and outreach.
The academic culture of the school values integrity, intellectual curiosity, ethical decision-making, diversity, interdisciplinary collaboration in the art and science of human caring.
To fulfill this mission, the School of Nursing and interdisciplinary faculty seek to instill in each student an understanding of and capacity for scholarship, independent critical judgment, academic rigor, and intellectual honesty. It is the joint responsibility of faculty and doctoral students to work together to develop these traits through relationships that encourage freedom of inquiry, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, and foster mutual respect. High quality doctoral education depends upon the professional and ethical conduct of both faculty and students.
The primary vision of the School of Nursing is to be the leading innovative center engaged in preparing nurses and other professionals for leadership, scholarship and practice to improve the health of people in SC and the global community.
To prepare practitioners from diverse backgrounds at baccalaureate and graduate levels for nursing practice and leadership in a dynamic health care environment.
To promote a creative and collaborative environment for scholarship and research.
To develop innovative nurse leaders with diverse experiences who engage in service that improves the health and quality of life of people of South Carolina and the global community.
To sustain cultural diversity among faculty, students, and staff within a mutually respectful, professional environment.
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