A mission is an organization’s reason for being, its purpose. The mission of the Rankin School of Nursing follows:
The St. Francis Xavier University Elizabeth and Thomas Rankin School of Nursing offers an innovative and responsive program that educates competent, safe, caring, evidence-informed, critical thinking baccalaureate-prepared nurses dedicated to promoting health, social justice, cultural safety, and equity.
A vision statement provides an inspiring description of what an organization hopes to be in the future. The 2021 vision for the Rankin School of Nursing appears below:
The St. Francis Xavier University Elizabeth and Thomas Rankin School of Nursing is an innovative leader in nursing education, research, community engagement, and collaborative partnerships locally, provincially, nationally, and globally. The vision provides the Rankin School of Nursing with direction over the next five years.
As articulated in the StFX Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022: The Way University is Meant to Be, the Rankin School of Nursing is committed to excellence, equity, service, and dignity. As part of the StFX Faculty of Science, we believe in:
- Interdisciplinary teaching, research, and collaboration that enriches academic learning, and,
- High-quality interactions between students and all members of the Faculty of Science. The Rankin School of Nursing is dedicated to participating in and supporting all StFX initiatives designed to embrace and foster diversity. As a professional school, the Rankin School of Nursing also values:
- Building collaborative partnerships among the School of Nursing and practice and research environments to enhance research and the teaching-learning process
- Education that prepares safe and competent baccalaureate-prepared nurses to provide leadership related to current and future health care trends
- Baccalaureate education that embodies best practices, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia entry level competencies, standards of practice for registered nurses, and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics