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About Us

Our Mission

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It is the mission of the Wilson School of Nursing to prepare nurses who will provide competent and compassionate health care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. 

The nursing faculty values teaching/learning in an individualized, collegial environment inclusive of a variety of teaching methodologies.  Building on a liberal arts foundation, this approach to both undergraduate and graduate nursing education develops students as leaders through collaborative identification of issues and the implementation of innovative, creative solutions to the provision of health services.


Our Goals

Successful graduates of the Wilson School of Nursing should be able to:

  • Compare favorably with national norms for professional practice
  • Be employed in professional practice
  • Manage multiple, complex clients in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate leadership within the professional discipline


The Wilson School of Nursing at MSU will provide:

  • Student-centered education
  • Innovative educational programs that meet the needs of our local and global community
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with the practice community
  • Scholarly teaching, practice, inquiry, research, and service


Accreditation and Approval

The Wilson School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a member of AACN, the WSON endorses the document The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice which defines the essential knowledge, values, and professional behaviors expected of a baccalaureate nursing graduate (AACH, 2010). The faculty of the WSON uses the Essentials as a framework to develop, define, evaluate, and revise the nursing curricula.

The Wilson School of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) under the authority of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 11, Chapter 215: Professional Nursing Education.