Mission and Foundation Statement
Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares and serves the next generation of professionals and leaders to become vital contributors to the delivery and advancement of health care. Our mission is accomplished through educational excellence, innovative research, evidence-informed patient-centered care, public health advocacy and collaborative community engagement.
What We Do
We educate students, practitioners and leaders in health and wellness solutions to help people live healthier lives.
To be the most trusted health sciences university system in the nation by 2025.
- Deliver world-class health sciences education and model excellence in the delivery of multi-specialty care
- Assist in transforming students into proficient health care professionals and leaders and continuously connect generations of life-long learners
- Demonstrate excellence in holistic, patient centered care
- Conduct high-impact research and develop innovations to improve the quality of life and the public health
- Work continuously to innovate and improve our educational programs, research, health care delivery and ourselves
- Create an environment of teamwork and partnership building growth and learning
- Actively encourage diversity in thought and expression to respect the uniqueness of all people
- Foster strong bonds with the people and communities we serve
- Nurture, encourage and celebrate growth of the organization and partnerships
- Diversify and create revenues and profits to advance educational offerings, clinical experiences, and research activities
We pledge to:
- Be professional, honest, trustworthy and accountable
- Support risk-taking with sound judgment
- Have pride in what we do - to go the extra mile
- Show genuine respect and dignity to all
- Listen attentively and be open-minded
- Be humble, empathetic and compassionate
- Be decisive and team-driven
- Continually learn, grow and have fun along the way
- Exceed the expectations of our students, patients, partners and society
Our Excellence, Passion and Economics
Our Excellence – Assist in transforming students and patients through proven and innovative methodologies and practices
Our Passion – Continually improve experiences and outcomes of the students, patients, their families, and ourselves
Our Economic Benchmark – Cash flow per adjusted student/patient ratio
Building upon our legacy of natural approaches to health care, we will connect integrative care between all professions and support the growth of health and wellness for our patients, workforce and greater society. We
will offer customized learning options for students and alumni to form their own philosophy of care and provide them confidence to practice at the highest possible level of their professions.
We will graduate exceptional professionals and leaders in their specialties with critical thinking capable of applying best practices in business and care delivery. With multi-specialty care and market-driven innovations, we will be an international hub of learning, discovery, creativity, and leadership.