Mission & Goals

mission statement

Mission Statement

George Fox University School of Nursing prepares students to enter the profession with a commitment to promoting health with excellence and integrity as imitators of Christ by caring with compassion and hope.


  • Promoting Health - We seek to enable people to increase control over and improve their health and well-being (body, mind and spirit).
  • Excellence - We seek to demonstrate the highest professional standards.
  • Integrity - We adhere to moral and ethical principles with character and honesty.
  • Imitators of Christ - We seek to follow the attributes of Christ, who exhibited love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  • Caring - We respect, honor and advocate for the dignity of one another and those we serve.
  • Compassion - We hold a deep awareness of and desire to relieve suffering and promote justice.
  • Hope - We believe in the opportunity of a positive future.

Program Goals of the School of Nursing:

  • Be imitators of Christ
  • Serve as leaders in providing holistic health care to a global community
  • Foster an attitude of lifelong learning
  • Be prepared for graduate education