Strategic Plan 2012-2017

Strategic Goal 1

Prepare leaders to shape and influence the nursing profession and the health care environment


  • Increase opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in education, research, and practice
  • Provide professional development and learning opportunities for faculty and staff
  • Advance change though leadership in health policy and advocacy
  • Emphasize academic progression across all programs
  • Develop interprofessional initiatives and collaborations with other University of Maryland, Baltimore and University System of Maryland schools, including the Universities at Shady Grove.

Strategic Goal 2

Optimize health through discovery and translational science


  • Build new programs of research through collaboration in discovery, translation, and implementation projects
  • Promote greater visibility of research endeavors
  • Grow two Organized Research Centers

Strategic Goal 3

Create a robust and enduring financial model


  • Increase external funding
  • Communicate and demonstrate the School of Nursing's capacity and value
  • Create integration opportunities and collaborations with the University of Maryland Medical System and related organizations and partners

Strategic Goal 4

Embrace a culture that embodies the University's core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership


  • Recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students who embody the University's Core Values
  • Foster a positive work environment by creating and implementing feedback systems that promote accountability and professionalism

Strategic Goal 5

Leverage technology to enhance and expand education, research, and practice


  • Implement a school-wide technology strategic plan involving faculty, staff, and students
  • Employ technology to expand innovative educational delivery models
  • Use technology to enhance the student experience from recruitment to graduation

2012-2017 Strategic Plan Brochure