About the UTMB School of Nursing Vision We work together to work wonders in advancing nursing education excellence. Mission UTMB's School of Nursing's mission is to be the best in nursing education, research and practice in order to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Values We demonstrate compassion. We always act with integrity. We show respect to all. We embrace diversity. We promote lifelong learning. Strategic Goals 2016 - 2018 Prepare the next generation of nursing faculty and health care professionals. Acquire new knowledge through education, research, practice and life-long learning. Educate doctorally-prepared scholars as nurse scientists or clinicians. Provide expert advanced nursing practice directed at meeting the health needs of the community. Advance interprofessional education, distance learning, informatics and simulation.