The Program's broad mission is to increase the number of rigorously educated nurses from under-represented ethnic minority groups to:
- Conduct research about psychiatric/mental health issues and problems with minority populations across the life span;
- Assume leadership roles in the initiation of scientific investigations about phenomena that occur among ethnic/minority populations;
- Expand psychiatric/mental health literature about minority populations across the life span, and
- Function as members of interdisciplinary research and treatment teams with the intent of improving the mental health status of ethnic/minority populations.