Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) kicked off strategic planning efforts in November 2012 to chart a five-year course for the school.
The early phase of the process included a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of the school and an external environmental assessment that studied key trends impacting NHS. With those data in mind and feedback from several school-wide meetings, members of the strategic planning steering committee—with faculty, staff, and student representation—later developed a new Mission, Vision, and Values Statement for the school.
Those foundational documents provide a broader philosophical framework for the strategies and goals that grew out of this iterative process. The school’s executive faculty approved the mission, vision, and values and the overarching strategies and goals. For the next five years, school leadership will track activity and measure progress toward stated goals and objectives.