Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

AdventHealth University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry.

Vision

AdventHealth University is a leader in healthcare education, transforming the science and practice of whole-person care and developing influential professionals of uncommon compassion.

Values

AHU fosters NURTURE by creating a respectful, inclusive, supportive, and empowering environment for all.

AHU expands EXCELLENCE by advancing innovative teaching, experiential learning, and serious scholarship.

AHU cultivates SPIRITUALITY by offering opportunities for all to grow in relationship with God.

AHU promotes STEWARDSHIP by optimizing human potential, positive relationships, and valuable resources.

Learning Outcomes

AdventHealth University strives to create an educational environment that fosters the inculcation of its four core values: Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality, and Stewardship. From those four ideals the University has identified seven learning outcomes which inform its curricular and extracurricular endeavors with the goal that they be manifested in the lives of its graduates.

Caring

The AHU graduate will be a caring professional who possesses a willingness to nurture other individuals in the context of healthcare as a ministry.

Communication

The AHU graduate will be an effective communicator who possesses appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written skills in the practice of healthcare as a ministry.

Critical Thinking

The AHU graduate will be a critical thinker who gathers relevant information and analyzes and uses that knowledge in practicing healthcare as a ministry.

Ethical/Moral

The AHU graduate will exhibit the characteristics of a Christian professional: treating everyone with respect and dignity in the context of healthcare as a ministry.

Professional Expertise

The AHU graduate will demonstrate professional expertise by passing appropriate professional examinations and exhibiting proficiencies within the context of healthcare as a ministry.

Service to the Community

The AHU graduate will be one who fulfills their social, civic and environmental responsibilities in their involvement of healthcare as a ministry.

Lifelong Learning

The AHU graduate will be a lifelong learner who pursues excellence and the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and professional expertise.