Strategic Planning

College of Nursing Strategic Planning

Florida State University College of Nursing is embarking on a excited period of growth and transformation. With our 2017-2022 strategic plan nearing its end, we would like provide all stakeholders (students, staff, faculty, alumni, and partners of the college) an opportunity to provide honest and anonymous feedback. The survey is open-ended, and responses can be as short or long as desired.  We want to hear your dreams for FSU Nursing! 

Strategic Planning Survey

Key Initiatives

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Expand enrollment of BSN program
  • Launch Student Success Center
  • Expand and modernize Nursing Simulation Center
  • Strengthen partnership with healthcare system partners
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Doctorate in Nursing Practice

  • Expand FNP, AGACNP, PMHNP programs
  • 2 New Programs Tracks: Executive Health Systems Leadership & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Expand DNP projects to include quality improvement projects with healthcare system partners
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  • Significant growth in tenure track faculty and NIH funding
  • 2 New research centers : Institute on Digital Health and Innovation, Brain Science and Symptom Management Center
  • PHD in Nursing Science expected Fall 2023, pending BOG approval
  • Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity awarded only Nursing-led 14.5 million NIH FIRST grant
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion

  • Expand outreach and BSN diversity pipeline program
  • 14.5 Million NIH Grant: Florida FIRST dedicated to recruit and support diverse and underrepresented research faculty for success in health sciences research
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Reputation and Rankings

  • #50 Overall DNP*; rose 27 spots 
    #36 DNP Among Public Institutions 
  • #67 Overall BSN*, rose 29 spots
    #48 BSN Among Public Institutions

*2022 US News and World Report