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Mission Statement

Nurses with PatientIn developing the mission, philosophy and objectives of LIU Brooklyn's Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, the faculty members have been guided by the general mission and philosophy statement of the Campus; the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement and Code of Ethics for Nurses; and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of College and University Education for Professional Nursing.



The mission of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing baccalaureate program is to:

  • Provide a teaching and learning environment for quality baccalaureate nursing education for students from diverse, multicultural backgrounds.
  • Assist students in sharing cultural insights and in appreciating cultural differences to enrich their personal and professional lives. 
  • Assist students in enhancing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to adapt to an ever-changing professional environment.
  • Provide the opportunity for students to learn to practice successfully in the current political, social and economic environment.
  • Provide caring, competent registered professional nurses to provide health care for multicultural client populations.
  • Provide students with the advocacy skills necessary to empower clients to improve the quality and availability of their health care, particularly in the inner city.
  • Instill a love of, and respect for, life-long learning.