Strategic Planning Process

Strategic Plan Faculty Staff

Historical Context

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 ModelOpens in new window .

The Strategic Plan:

The 2015-2020 strategic plan reflects the importance of ongoing performance improvement in achieving student success across all programs offerings: Traditional BaccalaureateOpens in new window , Accelerated BSNOpens in new window , RN to BSNOpens in new window , Graduate Programs with School NurseOpens in new window , CRNAOpens in new window , LeadershipOpens in new window , Nurse EducatorOpens in new window , and Women’s Health concentrationsOpens in new window , and DNPOpens in new window . It also reflects the need for adequate infrastructure and resources including the Simulation Center and skills labOpens in new window , the University Faculty Development CenterOpens in new window , 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) EssentialsOpens in new window . 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.