Vision, Mission and Values
To be a national leader for excellence in the delivery and innovation of health sciences education.
Mercy College of Health Sciences prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community by integrating its core values with a professional and liberal arts and sciences education.
Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, guided by our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence.
Our Core Values
- Knowledge – The ability to instill in our college community a thirst to continually study, observe, and investigate the world for facts and ideas that can improve the health and well-being of humankind, as well as create a love for learning.
- Reverence – Profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another, and to God, as well as acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
- Integrity – Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as the basis of trustworthiness
- Compassion – Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joy, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
- Excellence – Outstanding achievement, merit and virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve and maintain quality.
Mercy College of Health Sciences, guided by its core values, supports the following institutional outcomes for all students and employees from diverse backgrounds to achieve success in the changing healthcare environment.
Knowledge Acquisition, Construction, Integration, and Application
1. Gains core knowledge and skills to build capacity for life-long learning.
2. Applies knowledge to a new situation or setting.
3. Demonstrates critical thinking.
4. Writes effectively in a variety of forms and settings.
5. Speaks effectively in a variety of forms and settings.
6. Listens to comprehend.
7. Reads to comprehend.
8. Collaborates respectfully with others to accomplish a common goal.
9. Exhibits personal accountability as a servant leader.
10. Exhibits social accountability as a servant leader.
11. Addresses community, national, and global needs through service.
Evidence-Based Continuous Improvement
12. Gains insight through assessment data.
13. Makes data-informed decisions to improve outcomes.
14. Attains purposeful change to improve outcomes.
15. Monitors outcomes progress.
Philosophy of Assessment
Mercy College has a commitment to embed in its culture meaningful, manageable, and sustainable assessment practices to enhance lives. To that end, the college is dedicated to implementing a systematic, continuous process of improvement aligned with its vision, mission, and values.
Philosophy of Distance Education
Distance education supports and enhances the vision of Mercy College of Health Sciences to be a national leader for excellence in the delivery and innovation of health sciences education. Through the use of best practice instructional methods and technologies, distance education at Mercy College provides accessible, high quality educational opportunities that meet the needs of constituents: students, faculty, and the broader healthcare community seeking knowledgeable and skilled healthcare professionals.