School of Nursing Conceptual Frameworks

The School of Nursing faculty fully embraces these concepts and further hold beliefs about nursing, persons, environment, and health which direct the development of programs and guide the educational process.

  • Nursing is an intellectual discipline that is both an art and a science.
  • Persons are individuals, families, and communities, and have inherent dignity and worth.
  • Environment is integral to, and inseparable from person, consisting of both internal and external realms of influence.
  • Health and wellbeing are defined by all persons within the constructs of the environment in which they live.