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William F. Connell School of Nursing

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william f. connell school of nursing

Mission and History

Mission Statement

The mission of Boston College Connell School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurses whose practice reflects a humanistic ethic and is scientifically based, technically competent, and highly compassionate. The Boston College nurse learns to think critically and to develop leadership skills throughout the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. The faculty of the school aim to develop and disseminate knowledge for the advancement of professional practice and the improvement of health care by providing an environment that supports the personal development and scholarship of its faculty and students. The mission of the Boston College Connell School of Nursing is in keeping with that of its parent institution, with an emphasis on the development of the whole person. The School of Nursing focuses on preparing each student as a life-long learner, as a health professional, and as a person who will use knowledge in service to others.

The graduate of the baccalaureate program is prepared as a generalist to provide care to individuals, families and groups (community/populations) arriving at diagnostic, ethical, and therapeutic judgments to promote, maintain, and restore health. The graduate of the master’s program is prepared with advanced knowledge and skill for providing and leading quality patient care. He or she is prepared to advance the discipline through leadership, mentorship, and research-based practice. The graduate of the doctoral program contributes significant, theoretically driven research and scholarship of discovery that addresses relevant problems in nursing and healthcare.