Photo: Nurse smiling. Message: Over 50 years of service. Photo: Nursing graduates in caps and gowns. Message: Outstanding students. Photo: Nurse in scrubs and mask. Message: Generating nursing science. Photo: Woman reading a book. Message: Educating leaders in healthcare. Photo: Nurses reviewing a medical chart. Message: Teaching critical thinking. Photo: Nurse holding stethoscope smiling. Message: Healing our community. Photo: Nurse examining child with stethoscope. Message: Advocating for patients. Photo: Nurse graduate in cap and gown. Message: Distinguished alumni community. Photo: Nursing graduate shaking hands with faculty in cap and gown. Message: Promising graduates.

Vision, Mission and Values


The vision of the College of Nursing is to develop solutions for the most important nursing challenges pertaining to human health and health equity in our communities through education, scholarship, practice, and service.


The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide exemplary and innovative education, research, practice, service, and leadership that improve state, national, and global health. The College’s efforts focus on the scholarship of nursing education, research, practice, and policy to inform and lead in the delivery and analysis of nursing and health care. 


During the College's June 2016 All College Strategic Planning Retreat, faculty and staff approved the following five core values that serve as guiding principles:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Respect

UNM Mission
HSC Vision & Mission