Mission & Vision


The mission of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is to provide a strong foundation of theory and nursing practice within an environment of academic excellence that promotes active citizenship and a desire for life-long learning. In the spirit of the Franciscan tradition and values, the College is committed to creating a caring learning environment for diverse student populations.


  • A community of service to one another and to the community
  • A quest for truth, understanding, and excellence in academic disciplines
  • Fostering peace, justice and respect for creation
  • Compassion
  • Humility and reflection


  • Facilitate the teaching/learning process to prepare the learner for entry level practice into the discipline of nursing.
  • Respond to ongoing changes in education, technology, and health care.
  • Empower the learning community, in the spirit of the Franciscan tradition, to embrace life-long learning.