Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

In the Spirit of Christ and example of Saint Francis of Assisi, the mission of OSF College of Health Sciences is to offer health science education programs in an environment that encourages and supports open inquiry and advances in scholarship, while preparing exceptional and compassionate caregivers and health care professionals to practice in diverse and ever changing health care environments. 

Vision

Embracing our Catholic heritage and teachings, the OSF College of Health Sciences will be a leader in health science education and the academic institution of choice. 

Values

JUSTICE:  Respect the personal worth and dignity of every student and person served regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or religion.

COMPASSIONProvide a response encompassing the greatest care and love to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of students and the communities and populations we serve.

INTEGRITY:  Uphold Catholic ethical principles, Catholic social teachings, and professional codes and ethical standards in education and practice. 

TEAMWORK:  Collaborate with each other, with members of the healthcare team, and with those served to deliver comprehensive, integrated and quality health care education.

TRUST:  Communicate openly and honestly to foster trusting relationships among ourselves, our students and with those served.

STEWARDSHIP:  Manage responsibly the fiscal, physical, technologic, and human resources of the College.

LEADERSHIP:  Provide leadership in health care education and in the communities served.

STUDENT AND MISSION PARTNER WELL-BEING:  Demonstrate concern for the physical, spiritual, emotional and economic well-being of students and Mission Partners.

SUPPORTIVE LEARNING AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Create and sustain high quality learning and work environments which focus on comprehensive, integrated and innovative opportunities for learning, growth, development and desired outcomes.

TEACHING/MENTORING:  Provide a learning-centered educational environment that focuses on excellence and fosters development in mind, body and spirit to prepare learners of the College to grow personally and professionally in their chosen roles and become health care leaders in their communities. 

SCHOLARSHIP/RESEARCH: Cultivate a spirit of inquiry that leads to the development and dissemination of new knowledge and a lifelong commitment to learning.

SERVICE/PRACTICE:  Apply knowledge, skills, and attributes of the chosen health science discipline in service to others utilizing evidence-based practices.