The School of Nursing supports the mission of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley through programs that educate individuals to meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse society. These programs facilitate the development of competent practitioners, educators and leaders within an interprofessional environment, to provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. Integral to the mission, the School of Nursing is committed to fostering research that enhances evidence-based practice and service within the profession. Furthermore, community engagement that enriches health promotion, maintenance, and restoration is highly valued.