Mission, Vision, and Goals

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Berkeley College, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is to empower nursing students to achieve lifelong success by educating students at beginning and advanced levels through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The program fosters a commitment to values, attitudes, and ethical dimensions including integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, and social justice that are hallmarks of professional nursing. The program is committed to upholding and maintaining both professional nursing standards and a code of ethics for nursing. The program’s mission statement is related to the Berkeley College mission statement which is, “To empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers."


The vision of the MSN program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice nursing roles in leadership, education, public health, and family nurse practice.

The curriculum is structured to include theoretical concepts, values, and skills involved in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, as well as illness and disease management. Knowledge of nursing theory, research, healthcare systems and policy, information, healthcare technologies, ethics in practice, human diversity, and global healthcare are included in the curriculum, which builds on the knowledge of the nursing profession while also preparing individuals to assume more advanced leadership roles in patient care.


The goals of the MSN degree program are to:

  • Educate qualified nurses to become professional advanced practice nurses and provide care in an equitable manner to a diverse patient population within the defined Scope of Practice for Professional Nurses by the American Nurses Association.
  • Prepare students to meet the expectations and demands of the current healthcare workforce by working collaboratively with clinical healthcare providers and other communities of interest.
  • Provide preparation for continued education in nursing.
  • Respond to community needs by preparing skilled professional practitioners.