Guiding Principles, Vision, Mission, Motto

April 2015

Guiding Principles:

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing embraces core values of:

  • Benevolence, Care, and Compassion for All
  • Nourishing Student and Faculty Success
  • Celebrating Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Fostering Whole Person Development
  • Collaborating Intentionally as Teachers, Leaders, and Scholar-Practitioners
  • Partnering with Communities for Improved Population Health and Well-Being
  • Reaching out Globally for Engaged Service, Learning, and Scholarship
  • Contributing to Sustainable Advancement of the Discipline, Profession, and Practice of Nursing
  • Cultivating a Dynamic Community of Giving and Learning
  • Advancing Health Equity for All

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing will be a nationally recognized program of preference and distinction, dedicated to improving health and healthcare for all, enacted through transformational nursing education, committed and responsive leadership, and meaningful scholarship.


Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing is dedicated to…

  • Exemplary and responsive undergraduate, graduate, and continuing nursing education;
  • Engaging clinical and community partners in compassionate care for individuals, families, communities, and the world;
  • Fostering leadership in nursing through committed service, highest quality education, and meaningful scholarship;
  • Advancing the vision and mission of the university through collaborative partnerships that foster innovation and change.

“Developing Nurse Leaders, Transforming Lives and Improving Health for All.”
“Educating Nurses for Lives of thoughtful Inquiry, Service, Leadership, and Care.”

3/6/2015 Strategic Planning Work Group
3/18/2015 SNO discussion
3/31/2015 Strategic Planning Work Group Final Edits
4/15/2015 Approved, SNO Meeting