Mission of the University of Bridgeport’s School of Nursing (UBSN)
The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide innovative, evidence-based healthcare education that prepares a professional nurse to provide compassionate care that incorporates professional values of caring, excellence, integrity, and diversity in the delivery of safe, quality healthcare and advancement of the profession within a global society.
The UBSN undertakes initiatives in a context marked by a commitment to the following core values of the caring, professional nurse:
- Caring. Caring is a concept central to professional nursing practice and encompasses the nurses’ empathy for, connection to, and being with the patient, as well as the ability to translate these affective characteristics into compassionate, sensitive, and patient-centered care.
- Excellence. Excellence reflects a commitment to continuous growth, improvement, and understanding. It is a culture where transformation is embraced and creative, bold, and original strategies are continually pursued for better patient care.
- Integrity. Acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice. Integrity is evident when organizational principles of open communication, ethical decision-making, and humility are encouraged, expected and demonstrated consistently.
- Diversity. The culture of diversity embraces acceptance and respect for the differences among persons, ideas, values, and ethnicities, while affirming the uniqueness of each.
The UBSN mission is closely aligned with UB’s mission. UB’s essential service is the delivery of academic programs for students that focus on multiple programs and degrees, preparing “graduates for life and leadership in the increasingly interconnected world.” The UBSN program is career–oriented with a specific focus directed to the student practitioner who is preparing for the profession of nursing in healthcare.