As Associate Dean of PHSU’s School of Nursing, and as one with our students and Faculty members, we welcome you to our School.  Our vision is focused on being recognized as a discipline that, through the art and science of healthcare, is distinguished by excellence and technological innovation in education.  We aspire that our students and graduates demonstrate their leadership and advocacy in such a way that their critical and investigative judgment translates into highly competitive performance in the nursing practice.

The Mission of the SON is to prepare ethical, compassionate, and culturally competent nursing professionals to impact the health of the communities we serve. By providing students a high-quality interprofessional, innovative, and technology-driven global education to improve the health of vulnerable populations by practicing scientific evidence-based clinical care and applying effective promotion, prevention, and intervention strategies.

The Vision of the School of Nursing is future-oriented and supports the vision of PHSU by aspiring to be recognized for excellence and innovation in education, leadership, advocacy, research, and culturally competent nursing practice.

As a result, our School provides a holistic and advanced education which promotes and fosters the formation of competent, ethical professionals committed to cultural diversity, equity, social justice and academic excellence.

Remember, there is no better option. We are the millennium vanguard in Nursing education. We are here for you and we invite you to be part of the School of Nursing of PHSU.

Dra. Aziza Mahmud Perez
School of Nursing


School of Nursing

Medical Education with Global Impact

The Nursing Faculty and Administration support the Guiding Principles of PHSU and are committed to supporting the core values of the Nursing Program as recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics. The core values for nursing education are firmly based in science and the arts that support the provision of caring and compassionate patient-centered care. The baccalaureate graduate nurse is prepared to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. The baccalaureate graduate understands and respects the variations of care, the increased complexity, and the increased use of healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients.


The core values of the Nursing Program serve as the foundation of nursing practice at the BSN entry-level and applicable for advanced practice nursing as well. The “carative values” that guided in the development of the curriculum for the Nursing Program are based on the nursing theorist, Jean Watson (2001). The following are the core values shared by the faculty:

  • Caring
  • Diversity
  • Trust
  • Ethics
  • Excellence
  • Holism
  • Spirituality
  • Evidenced-Based Decision-making
  • Patient-Centeredness
  • Transformative Power of Technology
  • Willingness to Embrace Change