Nursing Department Mission and Vision


The School of Nursing shares the mission of Adams State University. In addition, the mission of the Adams State University’s School of Nursing is to educate the next generation of nurse leaders. This will include cultural inclusivity, educational diversity, and service to evolving populations. This education will prepare individuals for successful integration into the profession of nursing. Students will be provided with an excellent theory-led and experiential learning environment, in an evidence-based educational program with a focus on professional nursing standards, patient safety, cultural diversity, community service and rural/community health care.


Each student who graduates from Adams State University’s School of Nursing will be a highly qualified, compassionate, and professional nurse who is able to personify a culture of care for individuals, families, and their communities.

Nursing Handbook

CCNE Accredited

CCNE Accredited Nursing Education LogoThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Adams State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (