Mission Statement

The UAMS College of Nursing is committed to scholarly excellence in (1) under-graduate and graduate nursing education, (2) research, and (3) service to the University, profession and society.


The UAMS College of Nursing provides exemplary and comprehensive educational programs, based on scholarship in education and practice.  The College of Nursing offers educational programs to prepare professional nurses as generalists and for advanced practice, teaching, research, and administrative roles, thereby enhancing health care for the people of Arkansas.  As a leader in the preparation of nurses for advanced health care, the College of Nursing collaborates with Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), other colleges of nursing, and the health care community to provide degree and continuing education programs.  The College enhances access to education in this rural, agrarian state by offering degree programs and courses for nurses through distance education.


The UAMS College of Nursing advances the body of nursing knowledge through scholarship in research.  This community of scholars contributes to nursing science through research activities that are theory testing, theory generating, and of an applied or basic research nature.  Scholarship includes the dissemination of research findings and the translation of research into practice.


The service mission of the UAMS College of Nursing provides service through scholarly participation of faculty and students in academic, professional, and community organizations.  Faculty practice as skilled clinicians, consultants, and professional experts in health care organizations and in the community.  Faculty serve as role models for students and other nurses at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Approved by Faculty Assembly January 2013