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The College of Health Professions includes the School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, Departments of Allied Sciences and Public Health, and Family HealthCare Pharmacy.

Our college leads the advancement of health for the benefit of society through innovation, growth, and excellence in teaching, advising, research, interprofessional practice, and service.Indicators that we are moving toward our Vision: 

  • Students and graduates are sought after as caring, competent, and ethical health professionals and researchers.
  • Graduates have a high level of achievement as measured by licensure and certification exams and job placement.
  • Faculty are recognized for best practices in teaching, curriculum improvement, and as leaders by discipline-related organizations.
  • The college is nationally recognized for innovations in rural healthcare.
  • Faculty and graduates discover and disseminate new knowledge as demonstrated by funded research, scholarly publications, and innovative product and practice development.
  • Alumni are recognized for a high level of achievement, involvement in professional organizations, and contributions to their disciplines.
  • Faculty have the resources of staff, time, space, and money to accomplish excellence in teaching, research, practice and service.
  • Our impact will be local, national and global. 


Our mission is to educate students, advance research, and excel in provision of interprofessional service within the health professions. We will accomplish this by: 

  • Fostering a culture that values competency, caring, ethics, inclusivity, and professionalism.
  • Delivering an effective curriculum that prepares students to work in diverse settings within interprofessional teams.
  • Collaborating with key partners and stakeholders to enhance teaching, research, practice, professional experience, and service opportunities.
  • Utilizing interprofessional approaches in teaching, research, clinical practice and service efforts.
  • Providing professional and interprofessional development opportunities for faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Securing financial, physical, and human resources to engage in effective teaching, research, practice, and service.
  • Improving the quality of research and scholarship.
  • Developing health care professionals to meet the health care needs of the state, region, nation, and world. 

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

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 123
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2650 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: College of Health Professions

Last Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:03:35 PM
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