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About the School

History

logo-school-of-nursing-health-sciences.jpgThe Nursing programs at Colorado State University-Pueblo were established in 1964 with the mission to prepare graduates for professional positions as safe, competent, and caring nurses that meet the health care needs of diverse populations. In 2017, the programs were recognized as part of the new and official CSU-Pueblo School of Nursing. 

In 2019, with the addition of the Health Sciences program, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences was born. Today, the School's mission is to provide students a strong academic background to serve as leaders in health and wellness industries across diverse populations.  

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences provides a unique environment for learning. Whether your focus is health promotion and wellness or illness care and disease prevention our programs can lead you to careers as a professional to positively impact health care.

The diverse combination of Nursing and Health Science programs allows students to benefit from experiential opportunities and a Student-Centered approach to promote wellness, healthy lifestyles, and safe care for others. 

 

Goals

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences will:

  • Provide quality learning experiences:  This will prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice, advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community, and advanced careers in the health care industry.
  • Provide multiple degree entry paths: The pathways are based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.
  • Serve as a regional nursing education center for Southern Colorado: This is achieved by close collaboration with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
  • Maintain educational excellence: This is to be demonstrated by a program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.
  • Provide a supportive and caring learning environment: We plan to address the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Support role development: This will help graduates be responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one’s practice.
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