Our Mission, Vision, and Goals
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The mission of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing is to lead in advancing California baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.



Our vision is to be the voice of California Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education.



  • Increasing the number of baccalaureate and graduate prepared nurses in California.

  • Improving nursing education through public advocacy and academic leadership.

  • Informing policy makers and health care stakeholders regarding the current state of nursing education, trends and issues.

  • Facilitating ongoing and effective communication between graduate, baccalaureate and associate degree nurse educators, nursing organizations and governmental agencies.

  • Developing and mentor the next generation of nursing academic leaders.