Benedictine University Mission

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.

Department of Nursing and Health Mission

The Department of Nursing and Health (DONH) of Benedictine University is committed to the education of practitioners for professional nursing practice.  This education occurs in an environment of intellectual inquiry, personal accountability, and cultural, racial, and religious diversity.  These practitioners are prepared to assume a pro-active role in their profession and in complex, evolving, health care systems.

Congruence between DONH Mission, and RN to BSN and MSN Program Goals

DONH Mission RN to BSN Program Goals MSN Program Goals
Diversity
This education occurs in an environment of intellectual inquiry, personal accountability, and cultural, racial, and religious diversity. Prepare nurses through a liberal arts education to be culturally competent, professional baccalaureate nurses. Prepare graduate nurses to advance their knowledge and skills through scholarly contributions to practice that serve an increasingly diverse and global society.
Learning and Scholarship
The Department of Nursing and Health of Benedictine University is committed to the education of practitioners for professional nursing practice. Enhance the spirit of inquiry of the nurse to develop a firm foundation for graduate study and to promote life-long learning. Support graduate nurses in life-long learning with a research foundation for evidence-based practice and a firm foundation for advanced practice roles.
Service
These practitioners are prepared to assume a pro-active role in their profession and in complex, evolving, health care systems. Facilitate the role formation of the nurse as a professional who contributes to the profession of nursing and to evolving health care systems. Provide graduates the opportunity to become educators, leaders, and managers through academic preparation that considers the complexities of a global society.
Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Contact Us
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:
Hicela Woods,
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs

By mail
Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 068
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

E-mail: hwoods@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6637
Fax: (630) 829-4301
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Springfield and Decatur cohorts:
Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

By mail
Benedictine University at Springfield
Becker Library: L-29
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
E-mail: jrichter@ben.edu
Phone: (217) 718-5276
Fax: (217) 528-9871
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F