Strategic Planning Process
In a series of sessions during 2014 and 2015, CSUF School of Nursing faculty and staffed worked with a strategic planning consultant to establish the tenets of the 2015-2020 strategic plan. During this process, faculty and staff members revisited the SON mission, goals, and expected student outcomes in light of changing nursing standards as well as the needs and expectations of our community. The group’s final Mission Statement: We educate and transform nurses to practice in dynamic healthcare environments with diverse populations.
After the final strategic planning meeting spring 2015, volunteer Strategic Planning Champions began the work of developing implementation strategies. Through summer 2016, continuing strategic planning activities were spearheaded by the Champions. They drafted the comprehensive 5-year written strategic plan for 2015-2020, and followed up with development of the Student Success Model .
The Strategic Plan:
The 2015-2020 strategic plan reflects the importance of ongoing performance improvement in achieving student success across all programs offerings: Traditional Baccalaureate , Accelerated BSN , RN to BSN , Graduate Programs with School Nurse , CRNA , Leadership , Nurse Educator , and Women’s Health concentrations , and DNP . It also reflects the need for adequate infrastructure and resources including the Simulation Center and skills lab , the University Faculty Development Center , Retention & Graduation specialists, advising for the SON (professional staff for each program and faculty), and miscellaneous resources . The strategic plan also reflects the importance of curricular elements and ongoing assessments in order to continually align with the AACN baccalaureate, masters and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Essentials . The plan also reflects ongoing assessments that ensures SON responsiveness to changes in the community, health care context, and policy along with continual evaluation of congruence with current professional, program, and concentration-specific standards.