Mission, Vision, Goals & Values


The College of Allied Health and Nursing is dedicated to educating individuals who promote wellness and improve the quality of life through teaching, scholarship, and service.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

The College of Allied Health and Nursing recognizes the global and holistic nature of health and wellness, and as such, prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in enhancing quality of health and life for all people.

We acknowledge the value of diversity that includes, but is not limited to:

  • ethnicity
  • race
  • culture
  • sexual orientation
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • gender expression
  • age
  • differences in ability
  • immigration status
  • nationality
  • national origin
  • education
  • socio-economic status
  • family structure
  • military/Veteran status
  • religious/non-religious beliefs
  • local, state, nationally recognized groups/organization

The College commits itself to providing opportunities, in a deliberate and intentional manner, for all students to pursue education in Allied Health and Nursing that:

  • are accessible for all people
  • actively challenge assumptions about people
  • are anti-racist
  • provide support for individuals in an equitable manner
  • acknowledge white privilege
  • create safe learning clinical and academic environments

For our faculty, the College commits itself to providing:

  • a safe working environment
  • opportunities for personal and professional growth and development

We acknowledge the need for continued reflection, reassessment, and recommitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. 

Learn more about the College's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEAs) work


It is the vision of the College of Allied Health and Nursing to be recognized by stakeholders for providing exceptional educational programs.


The College of Allied Health and Nursing strives to:

  1. Foster an active learning community that empowers critical thinking, ethical decision making, multicultural competence, global / international perspective, wellness, lifelong learning, and leadership skill development.

  2. Provide innovative and accessible high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs and continuing education programs responsive to the needs of students and health service professionals.

  3. Enhance the visibility of the college, its mission, vision, distinctiveness, and achievements to internal and external consultants.

  4. Identify circles of excellence and areas of potential growth, and delineate a resources allocation and marketing plan.

  5. Promote a healthy environment that values each member of the learning community and supports student, faculty, and staff professional development and participation in quality education, scholarship, research, and service opportunities.


  • Academic excellence and applied research

  • Cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion

  • Free and open dialogue and inquiry

  • Transparent, clear and open communication

  • Objectivity

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Internal and external civility, collegiality, respect and collaboration

  • Professional and personal ethics, respect and integrity

  • Informed, reflective, value-based and ethical decision making