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Mission and Values


To learn the Healer’s art and go forth to serve.


Guided by the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exemplify the Healer’s art by leading with faith and integrity; advancing the science of nursing and healthcare; promoting health and wellness; alleviating suffering; and serving individuals, families, and communities.


Faith in Christ
We strive to nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and emulate his attributes as we seek to learn and practice the Healer's art.

We believe everyone is a child of a loving Heavenly Father, and we value a culture of belonging. As we seek to appreciate, understand, and respect the unique characteristics of each individual, we strengthen our ability to care for our patients.

We value excellence in learning, teaching, mentoring, research, and leadership, which motivates us to engage in rigorous study and research, and to continually strive for personal and professional growth and development.

We act with accountability and integrity to God and our fellowman in all that we do and strive to maintain high ethical standards of personal and professional conduct.

Christlike Service
We seek opportunities to provide Christlike service. As children of a loving Heavenly Father, we have been blessed with countless gifts, knowledge, skills, and talents we can use to serve individuals, families, and communities.

Belonging Vision Statement

The Brigham Young University College of Nursing nurtures a Zion community composed of students, faculty, and staff whose hearts are knit together in unity and love (Mosiah 18:21). We turn to the words and example of Jesus Christ, the master healer, as we strive to teach and practice the Healer’s Art.

We value and embrace the variety of individual characteristics, life experiences, histories, perspectives, circumstances, talents, and gifts of each person in our community (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), and the richness and strength they bring to our college community and to the profession of nursing.

We are united by our common primary identity as children of God (Acts 17:29; Psalm 82:6) and our commitment to the truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ (BYU Mission Statement), where:

  • All relationships reflect devout love of God and a loving, genuine concern for the welfare of our neighbor (BYU Mission Statement). Our interactions create and support an environment of belonging wherever we may be (Ephesians 2:19); and
  • The full realization of each student’s divine potential is our central focus (BYU Mission Statement).


The Faculty, Staff, and Students of Brigham Young University College of Nursing

Seek to achieve a workplace environment guided by the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We exemplify the spirit of the Healer’s art as we:

Act with integrity
Collaborate for mutual success
Achieve excellence in our work
Find joy in the accomplishments of others
Express gratitude and optimism
Communicate respectfully and directly
Value the unique gifts of others
Work together toward the goal of preparing nursing students for a promising professional future and a Christ-centered life.