James Madison University

Mission, Vision & Values


We engage students, faculty and communities through dynamic and innovative nursing education, practice and scholarship to influence health in our world.


To be a SON nationally recognized for academic excellence and innovative contributions to health care.


We are committed to…

Integrity: being honest, sincere and just in all of our endeavors

Caring: sharing compassion, kindness and authenticity with those we encounter

Excellence: pursuing the highest quality in teaching, learning, scholarship and service

Collaboration: cultivating partnerships built on respect, trust and commitment

Advocacy: providing a voice for those we serve and promoting policies that improve healthcare for all

Inclusivity: honoring the richness that diverse perspectives bring to our world

Resilience: achieving inner strength and wisdom by adapting to life's challenges