About Orvis School of Nursing

Founded in 1956, the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN) at the University Of Nevada, Reno, is the oldest school of nursing in the state and committed to serving the healthcare needs of the people of Nevada through excellence in teaching, research and service.

Mission and vision: A legacy of service

Mission: Inspired by values of caring, compassion, and inclusion, the Orvis School of Nursing prepares the next generation of nurse leaders to promote the health and well-being of diverse populations in Nevada, the nation, and the world through excellence in nursing education, discovery, and engagement.

Vision: To educate and inspire current and future nurses to be providers and change agents improving the health and well-being of our society; to encourage and support research and innovation; to focus on the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse healthcare environment.

2023-2027 Strategic Plan

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