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Mission, Vision and Values


The SON at CSUSM strives to holistically prepare students to transition to professional nursing practice using innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies in the service of an increasingly complex, evolving, and diverse global community.  


By fostering research, evidence-based practice, and innovative teaching strategies, the SON at CSUSM seeks to expand the nursing profession in our community by empowering our faculty, staff, and students to be collaborative members of interprofessional teams and leaders in promoting the four spheres of care: health and well-being/disease prevention, chronic disease care, regenerative or restorative care and hospice/palliative/supportive care for diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Faculty, staff, and students will reflect the diversity of our region and will champion equitable access to higher education and across systems of care.


  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect
  • Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Equity


Being morally accountable and responsible for one’s judgment and actions even when unobserved.

Mutual Respect

The intentional act of showing consideration for another person's interests, well-being, and autonomy, demonstrating dignity and regard for all.


The person-centered practice of relating to ourselves and others as human beings, recognizing suffering and vulnerability, and being motivated to respond in a caring, empathetic, equitable, and respectful manner.


The ability to nimbly respond to changes in the global community and healthcare environment as educators, researchers, and healthcare professionals to best meet the needs of students, individuals/families, communities/populations, and systems of care using the best available evidence.


The practice of allocating the resources and opportunities needed to allow individuals to participate in society with the goal of overcoming obstacles to ensure fairness and student success.