The Nursing Programs are designed to function within the overall educational framework and in accord with the Mission Statement of Alvernia University. The Programs provide students with an education in the Catholic intellectual tradition, combining liberal arts, professional education, and ethical values. Learning takes place within a caring Franciscan environment, emphasizing respect for the dignity of all human beings and the call to serve others. Christian values are blended throughout courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve in health care settings with diverse populations. Faculty and students work together to increase understanding of each other and clients with different cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Graduates are prepared to be reflective practitioners with high moral integrity, engaged in lifelong learning.
Statement of Mission and Values in Academic Life
The Nursing Department supports the Alvernia University Statement of Mission and Values in Academic Life. This is in conjunction with the professional nursing standards of conduct.
- Franciscan higher education provides a value system seeking integration of all academic disciplines and a curriculum that acknowledges these values as a transforming force in the light of the Gospel.
- Those who acknowledge this value system also recognize that we are to be “in relationship” with all our brothers and sisters in respectful, loving and compassionate concern for each other.
- Support peace and non-violence by respecting diversity and affirming the dignity of everyone in our University community.
- Practice civility, respect and courtesy in our daily conversation and behaviors.