School of Nursing

Mission/Goal Statement

The Western Illinois University School of Nursing’s mission is to educate future professional nurses who are clinically competent using evidence-based practice as the norm, capable of critical thinking using information and information technology to design and redesign care and care systems, and who are ethically and legally accountable for their actions on a local, national, and global basis.

Core Values

The School of Nursing core values are as follows:

  1. Academic excellence: we engage in a collaborative lifelong process of seeking truth and appropriating knowledge and values to transform the individual, community, and world. We value active involvement by the learner in the teaching/learning process, engaging in critical thinking, research, and creativity in a challenging learning community.
  2. Educational opportunity: we provide a high-quality nursing education program open to qualified students who show promise and a willingness to work toward the terminal objectives of the nursing program.
  3. Personal growth: we provide a program of learning that develops the whole person in an environment that supports the development of wellness, ethical decision making, and personal responsibility.
  4. Social responsibility: we are committed to equity, social justice, diversity, and integrity in our work with each other, the local community, and the global community.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791,

CCNE accreditations seal

Disclosure Statement

The accreditation procedures for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs can be accessed at: