Mission & Values


We, at the Duke University School of Nursing, advance health equity and social justice by preparing nurse leaders and innovators with a commitment to improving health outcomes through transformative excellence in education, clinical practice, and nursing science.

Vision Statement

Together transforming the future of nursing, to advance health with individuals, families and communities.

Core Values
Vision of the Future: The New Strategic Plan

The Duke University School of Nursing is taking bold steps in new directions. We are recommitting to advancing health equity and embracing social justice in our academic, clinical, and research programs. Through implementation of our new 2022-2027 Strategic Plan we are reflecting our new mission through the priorities and initiatives of our five focus areas:

  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Science
  • Nursing Education
  • Expanding Resources & Reach, and
  • Community Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Visit 2022-2027 Strategic Plan to learn more about our new vision. Listen to Dean Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discuss the new strategic plan during our 2022 State of the School Address.


Statement of Diversity and Inclusion


Our Stand Against Racism
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