Core Values

Core Values

Our College promotes a diverse environment where students, faculty, and staff can achieve their maximum potential; where academic freedom is protected; where collegiality is practiced; where individuals and ideas are welcomed and respected; where students and learning are paramount; where inclusivity is desired; and where industry and innovation are recognized and valued.

Serving the health care needs of the citizens of North Dakota is our primary goal through having quality people and programs that positively impact the advancement of health care knowledge and practices in the state, region, nation, and world.

Our College strives to be a center of excellence within the University and the state and is committed to continuous quality improvement of its curriculum, programs, and people.

Professionalism and Ethics
Our College values and promotes professionalism and ethics in all its people, programs, and endeavors including fostering an environment where students, faculty, and staff serve as role models in the profession and community by representing the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior. Honesty, integrity, and collegiality guide all interactions with students, faculty, staff, administration, peers, and the public.

Knowledge, Teaching, and Learning
Our College is committed to the pharmacy, nursing, allied sciences, and public health professions and to society for creating, communicating, and applying knowledge about the latest advances in health care in its respective disciplines. It endeavors to provide an environment open to free exchange of ideas, where professionalism, innovation, scholarship, and learning can flourish.

Research and Scholarship
Our College is committed to creating new knowledge; incorporating discovery, teaching, integration, and application as integral and complementary components of research and scholarship.

Patient-Focused Care
Our College believes that the primary purpose of its respective disciplines is to deliver patient- and population- focused care to improve the overall health and quality of life of patients they serve.

Interdisciplinary Team Approach

Our College recognizes and values an interprofessional team approach to patient care, education, and research where each discipline works collaboratively to attain greater knowledge, expertise, and outcomes than what they are capable of accomplishing individually.

Approved by faculty on May 3, 2017

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