The Mission of the School of Nursing is in accordance with the missions of the College of Health and Human Services and the University. The commitment delineated in the School's mission statement is threefold:
- To create and sustain exemplary undergraduate and graduate nursing programs that promote academic excellence
- To serve as leaders and as a community resource in the provision of services to consumers and agencies in collaboration with other disciplines
- To participate in research and other scholarly pursuits
This commitment seeks to promote an environment that is consistent with quality teaching, significant service, and meaningful scholarship programs.
The School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University functions to:
- Provide programs of high quality in undergraduate and graduate nursing education.
- Support an environment conducive to personal and professional growth, scholarship, and creative activity.
- Demonstrate leadership in providing service and professional practice within the university and the community.
The following goals illustrate the expectations of the faculty within the School of Nursing. The faculty of the School of Nursing will:
- Demonstrate a commitment to innovative, effective teaching and learning, supervision and mentoring by engaging students, peers and others in activities that facilitate learning and educational advancement
- Participate in scholarly and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness, and in applied research in selected areas of institutional strength or in areas of need, according to rank and academic preparation.
- Actively contribute to service at the institutional, University System, professional or community levels, according to rank and academic preparation.
The three basic categories of faculty activity are known throughout academe as "teaching," "research," and "service." Kennesaw State University includes four basic categories of faculty performance:
- Teaching, supervising, and mentoring
- Research and creative activity
- Professional service
- Administration and leadership
These four basic categories are clearly elaborated in Kennesaw State University, 2009-2010 Faculty Handbook (August 2009), Section 5, "Review and Evaluation of Faculty Performance."