Mission & Values of SNAH

University Mission

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MISSION was affirmed in 2000 and approved at that time by the University’s Board of Trustees. Its origin dates back much further and reflects the rich history, innovation, and responsiveness to real-world concerns that have come to define a Fairleigh Dickinson University education:

“Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture.”

University Vision

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s VISION is also rooted in the traditions and legacies forged by generations of faculty and students, in the opportunities and challenges of today’s interconnected world, and in the values expressed consistently by a collaborative and caring community:

“Fairleigh Dickinson University strives to be a leading institution of higher education dedicated to empowering its faculty and staff to provide innovative programming, respond with integrity and agility to emerging challenges, cultivate student success, and prepare graduates to fulfill their potential, transform their lives, and become competent and responsible citizens of the world.”

Shared University and School Values 

The School of Nursing and Allied Health shares its VALUES with those of Fairleigh Dickinson University:

  • We are a community of teachers, learners, scholars, and professionals committed to sustaining and advancing an educational environment of the highest quality through shared concern for the welfare of students, faculty development, research and original thought, collegiality, mutual respect for one another, and the highest standards of professional behavior.
  • We are committed to access and opportunity for diverse populations.
  • We strive to impress every student with the power and value of world citizenship.
  • We believe that the liberal arts and sciences contribute directly to professional education while providing graduates with life-long skills to respond to unimagined and unpredicted changes in the marketplace.
  • We are committed to currency in the disciplines we teach, in the scholarship of our faculty, and in the careers that we promote.
  • We respect and practice partnership and civic responsibility.
  • We prize and encourage agility in our people and programs.

School of Nursing and Allied Health Mission

The School of Nursing and Allied Health’s MISSION was affirmed in 2022, is consistent with the overarching mission of FDU, and also reflects responsiveness to real-world concerns that have come to define FDU’s education to prepare students for careers as health professionals and in health-related professions:

“The School of Nursing and Allied Health strives to educate and train future health professionals and people pursuing health-related careers so that they can elevate human health locally, regionally, and nationally. Our commitment to academic excellence is achieved through strong commitment to interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration, and the promotion of critical thinking, information literacy, ethical reasoning, leadership capacity, and transcultural understanding, which are all necessary to thrive as providers, supporters, and change-agents in health care systems throughout the world.”