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Mission and Goals

Department of Nursing and Health

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

 RN to BSN Program GoalsMSN Program GoalsDNP Program Goals
All Inclusive CommunityDevelop a foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities to enhance the practice of professional nurses in providing culturally competent care to a diverse global community.Build upon a baccalaureate foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities to develop professional nurses who lead change and advance the delivery of culturally competent care to a diverse global community.Integrate advanced nursing knowledge, science, and relevant science-based theories to cultivate innovative nurse leaders who model cultural humility and enact systems-level change that advances health equity to populations in a diverse global community.
Learning and ScholarshipPrepare professional nurses to improve healthcare outcomes through an enhanced spirit of inquiry and engagement in evidence-based practice and scholarship.Prepare professional nurses to improve healthcare outcomes through engagement in evidence-based practice, scholarship, and application and dissemination of research findings.Prepare visionary nurse leaders to drive improved healthcare outcomes through advancing evidence-based practice and scholarship, effectively implementing communication and information technologies, and leading organizational change.
Service for the Common GoodFoster the engagement of professional nurses in collaborative interprofessional practice to assure quality, cost-effective and equitable care within dynamic healthcare systems and the global community.Foster the advancement of professional nurses to lead and serve as advocates of collaborative interprofessional practice to assure quality, cost-effective, and equitable care within dynamic healthcare systems and the global community.Foster professional nurses to lead interprofessional partnerships and teams in an ethical, legal, and fiscally responsible manner to assure quality and equitable care within dynamic healthcare systems and the global community.
Grounded in Benedictine ValuesProvide a transformative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values to influence the lives of graduates.Provide a transformative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values to influence the lives of graduates.Provide a transformative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values to influence the lives of graduates.
Department of Nursing and Health
Phone: 630-829-1152
Fax: 630-829-1154

Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
[email protected]
630-829-1160
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Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-GERO-BC, CNE
Professor
Department Chair, Nursing and Health
RN to BSN Program Director
[email protected]
630-829-1153
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