Missions & Goals

Mission & Goals


The Department of Nursing and Health is committed to a comprehensive learner-centered education grounded in Benedictine values and the Catholic intellectual tradition.  Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, our graduates are prepared to transform healthcare through nursing practice and advocacy for the needs of local, national, and global communities.


The Department of Nursing and Health (DONH) aspires to be nationally recognized for advancing nurses as transformational leaders who are grounded in Benedictine values, committed to living lives of purpose and advocating for the common good.

Nurturing Students On the Path to Excellence

Whatever challenges you’re facing, we’re here to support you.

Academic Struggles

College is hard work, and sometimes giving everything you’ve got on your own isn’t enough. When school becomes overwhelming, we can connect you with the right people and organizations to get you back on track.

Social Support

If you’re struggling to connect with others in the BenU community, we can help you find more ways of getting engaged on campus–while keeping you in your comfort zone/socially safe.

Mental Health Struggles

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in your academic or personal life, we can connect you with a qualified mental health professional who can help you achieve a more balanced mindset.

Physical Wellbeing

With the demands of school, physical health can often suffer. If you need help getting your health back on track, our Wellness Center can provide primary care, preventative services, and personalized wellness plans to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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lifelong friendships