Guiding Principles, Vision, Mission

(April 2021 Revision APPROVED at May 2021 SNO Meeting)

Guiding Principles:

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing embraces core values of:

  • Compassion and kindness
  • Competence
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellence
  • Respect and integrity
  • Service
  • Social Justice


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


Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing is dedicated to…

– Preparing nursing professionals to deliver safe and effective client-centered, family-centered, and community-based care, grounded in population health improvement and a global mindset

– Empowering students to become skilled leaders, educators, and scholars who are committed to planning for and addressing current and future healthcare needs

– Advancing the vision and mission of the university through interprofessional education and collaboration to foster innovation and change