Nursing Dedication Ceremony


The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to provide comprehensive, innovative experiences for students to develop into highly skilled healthcare professionals demonstrating evidence-based practices, moral integrity, and values in the Franciscan tradition, thereby advancing local and global health.


To be a leading College of Health Sciences preparing exceptional, informed and compassionate professionals to meet the diverse needs of populations in the Franciscan tradition.

Franciscan Values

The Franciscan core values of servicehumilitypeacemakingcontemplation, and collegiality are rooted in in the mission statements of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Alvernia University. They form the foundation for decision-making, for program development and for our relationships with each other in the pursuit of our personal, communal and educational goals. They make an education at Alvernia University distinctive.

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