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Sanford College of Nursing

Mission and purpose


It is the mission of Sanford College of Nursing to provide a quality baccalaureate education designed to prepare knowledgeable and caring professional nurses who are cognizant of and sensitive to the health needs of diverse individuals, families and communities in a variety of healthcare delivery models.


Sanford College of Nursing continues as the premier nursing school in the region, known for our quality graduates.

Sanford College of Nursing leads the field in integrating technology into nursing education and practice.

Sanford College of Nursing is known for its relationships with current and future students, alumni, employers and the community it serves.


Respect: We are committed to honor the dignity and worth of individuals living in a global and diverse society.

Integrity: We are committed to fostering honesty, responsibility, accountability and confidentiality.

Caring: We are committed to caring for all individual, family and community needs with sensitivity and compassion in a holistic manner.

Excellence: We are committed to a continuous pursuit of quality in academics, community service and redesign of care.

Service: As stewards we work together to make a difference to one another and to the community we serve.

Learning: We foster a positive environment for the attainment of knowledge through study, creativity, discovery and application. We are committed to life long learning.


Offer an educational opportunity to qualified students from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become competent, compassionate and contributing professional nurses.

Provide an educational environment which fosters personal and professional freedom and responsibility and is conducive to intellectual, social and cultural development.

Offer a curriculum that has a strong foundation for lifelong learning, integrates and builds upon the general education courses obtained from other colleges and universities and promotes the development of a scholarly graduate who has the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based nursing, think critically and independently who communicates effectively and whose behavior is guided by ethical and professional values.

Provide an educational experience that encourages mobility and professional advancement toward leadership roles and graduate study.

Support and initiate activities in the community that promote wellness, accelerate healing and prevent disease.


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