About the School of Health Sciences

Since 1936, SPU’s School of Health Sciences has opened new doors and created exciting new career paths, including opportunities in clinical care, specialty practice, education, academics, and practice in diverse clinical populations.


Who We Are

SPU is recognized throughout the region for the high quality of both its nursing program and its graduates. SPU alumni are daily using their knowledge, skill, and caring to make a profound difference in the lives of thousands of patients, engaging their communities and making a difference in the 21st century health care world.

At SPU you’ll find faculty members who are committed to preparing you for success in the professional community. This means that personal, individual attention will be a significant part of your academic experience. What’s more, SPU faculty members bring “real-world” experience to the program making coursework stimulating and clinically relevant.


Where We Are Headed

Throughout its history, the nursing program’s central theme and philosophy of promoting and supporting high quality nursing have remained constant. The program has developed over the years through many hours of fine tuning, labors of love, and constant prayer. Our strategic plan guides decisions and actions based on our agreed-upon mission, core values, philosophy, and initiatives.

Connections with clinical agencies, nursing leaders, and educational institutions continue to bring SPU’s nursing program to a position of high regard in the region. Students and graduates from SPU are recognized as having a high level of knowledge, excellent skills and hearts of service. The rich heritage of the past bestows challenges and blessings on the school, alumni, faculty, and friends.

Challenges of the future are addressed through our continuously evolving strategic plan.

School of Health Sciences Mission

Based on our commitment to Christian values, we seek to partner with the community to develop graduates who engage the culture, change the world, and:

  • Serve all people with the highest level of professional care.
  • Demonstrate competence in a diverse and changing environment.
  • Act with wisdom, character, and caring.
  • Demonstrate leadership in all aspects of nursing.
  • Promote optimum health of body, mind, and spirit.

Our core values are: Excellence; Respect; Diversity; Inquiry; and Caring Presence

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