SON Kicks Off New Strategic Plan with New Academic Year

We will be what we have been: First in Nursing.

And with that, the UNC School of Nursing plants a bold and visionary flag to guide its future course.

In February 2018 the School of Nursing embarked on its first organized strategic planning process in over a decade and approved the final plan on Monday, May 14 by an overwhelming majority.

To guide this important endeavor, the School contracted Dr. Paul Friga of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, an expert in the field of strategy and entrepreneurship. He and his team guided the SON through a fast-paced, three-month long planning process led by an in-house task force and overseen by an advisory committee of internal and external constituents.

With extensive input and feedback from more than 500 SON community members, the planning process yielded the following new mission, vision and values statements, along with strategic priorities to focus on for the coming four years.

Carolina Nursing: Distinctly Empowered to Advance Health for All

First in Nursing

The world’s leading school of nursing for the public.

Integrity. Leadership. Excellence. Agility. Diversity.

Culture: Foster an inclusive environment of respect and civility, and embrace decisions with a strategic mindset
Infrastructure: Upgrade facilities and integrate technologies to exceed current and future demands
Innovation: Transform curriculum, forge new pathways, and advance research and scholarship

On Friday, August 17, School of Nursing faculty and staff gathered to kick off the Strategic Plan, the work of which will begin in September 2018 and which will receive annual review and revision by the faculty each April. Teams of faculty, staff and students have been formed to address each priority to ensure the plan is carried out and the School achieves its vision to become First in Nursing.