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Mission Statement

The School of Nursing (SON), as an integral part of National American University (NAU), is in concert with its mission, core values and purposes. Consistent with the overall university mission, the SON mission is to prepare competent nursing graduates by providing a caring, diverse, and student-centered environment that fosters critical thinking and enhances holistic health care across the life span. The nursing programs offer career mobility through an articulated ladder approach to nursing education.


Maintain and mature the infrastructure of the SON and the practice of nursing education.

Core Values

  • Offer high-quality nursing education and collaborative community partnerships.
  • Provide a caring and supportive learning environment for nursing students.
  • Offer professional nursing programs leading to career advancement and professional development.