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Keyboard and Stethoscope Mission and Core Values


Our Mission

The Mission of the School of Nursing (SON) is to prepare qualified nursing professionals who can influence the health care environment and enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and society. We are committed to providing leadership in health care.

Our Core Values

As the SON moves forward its mission and vision; it is guided by values that are grounded in a professional nursing practice that embraces clinical and scholarly excellence. The faculty, staff and students will:

  1. Uphold and, at all times, act in concert with ethical values and principles.

  2. Communicate with integrity, keep promises, and honor commitments.

  3. Partner with our community of interest by creating relationships to promote common interest and shared values.

  4. Practice stewardship through fair and responsible management of gifts and resources.

  5. Espouse life-long learning, inquiry, and critical thinking.

  6. Commit to quality and excellence in all we do.

  7. Generate commitment and passion for the practice of nursing.

  8. Foster creativity.

  9. Model leadership.

  10. Create an environment of inclusiveness where individual, intellectual and social diversity are valued.

Non-Discrimination Policy

I. Policy: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing admits students of any race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, national ethnic origin, disability or age to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School of Nursing. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, color, national or ethnic origin, disability or age, in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other university-administered programs.

II. Purpose: The purpose of a policy on non-discrimination is to assure the commitment of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing to promoting inclusion, respect and the inherent value of all students.

III. Procedure: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing will voluntarily follow policy for non-discrimination and diversity by admitting students of any race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, national ethinic origin, disability or age; by affording to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School of Nursing; and by not discriminating on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, color, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and other university administered programs.  The School of Nursing will accurately exhibit and follow the non-discrimination policy. 

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