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Our Mission and Goals

Mission of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
In keeping with the mission of Elmhurst College, the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is a collaborative learning community that educates baccalaureate and graduate students for ethical practice, leadership, scholarship, and service. Elmhurst College graduates contribute to dynamic complex health care systems that serve diverse individuals, families and communities.

Vision of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at Elmhurst College will be recognized as a regional center of academic excellence supported by a collaborative learning culture where faculty prepare, mentor and coach students to be innovative in their nursing practice, clinical leadership, scholarly thinking and social responsibility. The Elmhurst College experience prepares graduates to make a difference in the world.

Goals of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in generalist and advanced nursing roles.
  • Develop a foundation for graduate and doctoral study in nursing.

Philosophy of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences educates students in baccalaureate and master’s degree programs for ethical practice and leadership in professional nursing. To accomplish this, the faculty and students are dedicated to creating an educational environment that focuses on:

  • Integrating liberal and professional education;
  • Using collaborative and active learning strategies among faculty and students;
  • Demonstrating ethical professional nursing practice with diverse populations;
  • Providing leadership in healthcare systems that promote safe, quality, and cost-effective patient and family-centered care;
  • Engaging in values-driven nursing practice that encompasses altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice; and
  • Developing increasingly complex nursing practice competencies.
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