At Sentara Healthcare, our mission is simple...we improve health every day.
The Mission of the College is:
To improve health every day by graduating competent nursing and allied healthcare professionals to meet the human resource need of Sentara Healthcare. The College offers innovation and excellence in the delivery of a baccalaureate program in nursing, Associate of Occupational Science Degree program in Cardiovascular Technology and in Surgical Technology and certificate programs in Nurse Aide, Care Partner and Monitor Surveillance technology.
The Vision of the College is to:
Be among the top healthcare educational choices of the communities we serve.
The Institutional Goals of the College are to:
1. Provide excellence in education through:
- Developing and deploying innovative and comprehensive curricula that reflect the ever changing needs of the practice setting.
- Delivering creative/innovative teaching strategies in a dynamic and culturally sensitive learning environment and comprehensive clinical experiences in a variety of settings.
- Promoting a collaborative learning partnership between students and faculty.
- Providing a dedicated, committed, qualified and credentialed faculty.
2. Provide opportunities to apply knowledge/scholarship obtained through general education courses previously taken and or apply experiential learning, to meet education and vocational goals, leading to a viable career in healthcare.
3. Graduate healthcare professionals who:
- Provide the highest quality of healthcare services to a culturally diverse community.
- Use critical thinking and analytical decision-making skills in the delivery of client-centered care.
- Become lifelong learners and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making contributions to the community.
- Promote the maintenance of health and management of illness and disease for clients within the healthcare delivery system.
- Use effective communication and interpersonal skills in interacting with clients, families, members of the healthcare team and the community.
- Are accountable and responsible for their initial competence and for their ongoing development of professional competence consistent with the evolving changes in healthcare and society.