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Institutional Profile

Vision
To be the leading international university in innovative health sciences education

Mission
The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

Core Values

  • Student first
  • Professionalism
  • Promoting excellence and innovation in education
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Health and wellness
  • Responsiveness
  • Creative and critical thinking

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Outcome Area

 As a result of their educational experiences at the University of St. Augustine, graduates will:

Skills for Lifelong Learning

Employ the skills necessary to engage in life-long learning through intellectual inquiry

  • Promote the value of lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Analyze knowledge and skills to formulate a plan for self-improvement
  • Teach and mentors others

Interdisciplinary

Apply an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems

  • Foster respect in the values and roles of interdisciplinary professionals
  • Determine the need for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Practice interdisciplinary teamwork and communication
  • Recognize self-limitations and need for referral

Effective Practice

Utilize effective practice based on foundational knowledge and professional skills

  • Perform safe and competent skills as a clinician/researcher/educator
  • Apply evidence to decision-making across various aspects of practice
  • Promote use of evidence in the workplace
  • Maintain currency with practice standards

Professional Communication

Use effective professional communication

  • Appreciate the value of professional communication in daily interactions
  • Adapt communication strategies across diverse groups and varied situations
  • Evaluate appropriate communication strategies
  • Build rapport with all types of people

Integrity and Professionalism

Exhibit professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards

  • Reflect on the value of professionalism in daily interactions
  • Use appropriate ethical choices in practice settings which are in the best interest of the client
  • Apply non-judgmental approach in decision-making by respecting values and beliefs of people from a variety of backgrounds

Leadership

Display leadership skills in a given profession

  • Define the role of leadership in professional advocacy
  • Promote self and profession in a positive, constructive manner
  • Exhibit personal leadership development
  • Use effective organization and time management for efficient practice

Decision-Making

Apply evidence to decision-making across various aspects of practice

  • Demonstrate the ability to use logical, critical, creative, and independent thinking
  • Utilize sound reasoning when making decisions
  • Practice intellectual independence
  • Evaluate the problems, solutions, and consequences of current practice issues
  • Use flexible and creative thinking to solve problems
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