About The School of Nursing

The purpose of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing (SON) is congruent with the purpose of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:

Our purpose is to prepare exceptional nurses by creating a dynamic atmosphere where intellectual leaders are prepared to assume advanced roles as esteemed members of the Health Care team in order to improve delivery of health care and scientific knowledge underpinning evidence-based, culturally appropriate nursing practice to the residents of the state, the nation, and the world. Our focus will be on educating quality individual practitioners rather than quantities of students.

 

Dr Shelley Johnson

 

 

Dean’s Welcome


On behalf of our faculty and staff, welcome to the School of Nursing. We are the oldest the baccalaureate degree nursing program in the State of Florida, and one of the first graduate programs at Florida A&M University to offer a master’s degree in nursing as an online program.

Our mission is to create a student-centered environment where knowledgeable, innovative, caring nurses can apply high quality, culturally appropriate care to meet the health needs of the residents of the state, the nation, and the global community and to advance the science of nursing through research and practice with a vision encompassing a respectful commitment to our communities and stakeholders.

The goal of the School of Nursing baccalaureate nursing program is to prepare graduates to serve as leaders of the nursing team, and function collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidence-based, culturally sensitive nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

The goals of the master’s degree program are to prepare registered nurses with the knowledge base, behaviors and practice experiences necessary for advanced practice in primary health care of diverse adults across the life span. Graduates of our master’s in nursing program are prepared as adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioners.

Graduates of Florida A&M University School of Nursing are highly regarded nursing professionals able and willing to serve in our global society.

The School of Nursing Past and Present

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The Florida A&M University School of Nursing is the oldest continuing baccalaureate nursing program in the United States at a historically black institution.

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The Florida A&M University School of Nursing is an approved program by the State of Florida.

"Graduates of Florida A&M University School of Nursing are highly regarded nursing professionals able and willing to serve in our global society."
Dean Shelley A. Johnson
EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing is congruent with the mission of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:

Our mission is to create a student-centered environment where knowledgeable, innovative, caring nurses can apply high quality, culturally appropriate care to meet the health needs of the residents of the state, the nation, and the global community and to advance the science of nursing through research and practice with a vision encompassing a respectful commitment to our communities and stakeholders.

Vision Statement


The vision of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing is congruent with the vision of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:

Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Nursing will be internationally recognized as a premier land grant and research program committed to exemplary teaching, research, and service preparing transformational graduates with high ethical values dedicated to solving complex issues impacting our global society.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing is congruent with the philosophy of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:

The faculty of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing understands their role in expanding and developing new knowledge for clinical practice and preparing the next generation of nursing leaders. As such, they consider their roles as educators and practitioners important in educating the next generation of nurses to have the skills and knowledge to use research-based care in their daily clinical practice.

Core Values

The core values of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing is congruent with the philosophy of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:

Scholarship, Excellence, Openness, Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability, Collaboration, Diversity, Service, Fairness, Courage, Integrity, Respect, Collegiality, Freedom, Ethics and Shared Governance.