The College is committed to building a community in which diversity in all of its forms unites in a spirit of learning to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and affirm human differences. We are dedicated to being leaders within our community by fostering an environment where the principles of personal responsibility, mutual respect and the pursuit of social justice are vigorously pursued.
Nursing is a caring and compassionate profession that is rooted in personal and professional accountability. Treating others with respect and dignity is central to our mission and purposes. Faculty, staff, and students are considered equal and active members of our community. All who work, live, study, and teach in our community are here by choice and as a part of that choice should be committed to principles of respect which are an integral part of the College. As members of a community, our goal is to treat others and ourselves with respect, dignity, and care.
We will achieve that goal by engaging in the following activities:
- Sensitive communication practices and behavior
- Acknowledging each person’s self-worth and unique contributions to the community
- Recognizing our individual backgrounds, outlooks, values, and styles
- Sharing principles of personal responsibility, mutual respect, and common decency
- Celebrating the uniqueness of the individual and developing our understanding and tolerance of differences in gender, ethnicity, age, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and physical or mental potential
- Growing and sustaining a caring culture, nurturing growth, and fulfillment in on another and in the larger communities of which we are a part
- Discouraging intolerance, hatred, and injustice and promote constructive resolution of conflict
Members of our community are honor bound to address disruptive, disrespectful, or discriminatory behavior. We will work together to achieve our goal of treating others with respect, dignity, and care and work toward sensitizing ourselves to what could be interpreted as disrespect. This goal should be reflected in our daily lives and our interactions and moments with other members of our community and with our clinical partners.