Welcome to the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing!

Mission Statement

The College of Health Professions provides a transformative education grounded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions. We are committed to prepare compassionate and competent health professionals, who are dedicated to serve and lead while respecting diversity and human differences, valuing social justice, and advocating for equitable healthcare within a global society.

Guiding Values

  • Learning: We commit to academic excellence that fosters integrity, intellectual rigor, personal development, and student-centered learning in an environment that values reflection and inclusivity.
  • Mercy: We commit to heartfelt solidarity with those suffering and in need, and to engage in transformative acts of mercy and justice; love, compassion, forgiveness, caring, and kindness.
  • Justice: We commit to confronting oppressive systems as we recognize all persons' innate dignity and uniqueness reflected in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the Mercy and Jesuit traditions.
  • Service: We commit to selfless service and advocacy in recognizing and responding to the needs of all with a focus on the disadvantaged, underserved, and vulnerable populations.
  • Community: We commit to collaborating with others at a local, national, and global level, whose mission is to improve health equity, eliminate health disparities, and enhance health outcomes.

Community Outreach

PAs Initiate Hand-washing Program

Through a grant from the Ford Community Corps Partnership, PA student David Dumais and Professor Amy Dereczyk implemented a hand-washing initiative in a local school.

Faculty, Students and Alumni Volunteer Services

Faculty, students and alumni have continued to provide service and volunteerism to community–based organizations throughout the city, inclusive of health screening and physical exams, and outreach activities to underserved populations. In addition, faculty and administrators performed research this past year to address areas related to the community, underserved populations, access to care and critical health indicators. Research areas included health literacy, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, women’s health and financial outcomes.