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Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is an educational leader serving exceptional students who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and additional health professions.

As an independent institution of higher education closely affiliated with Saint Luke’s Health System, the College seeks to prepare graduates to become health professionals that can effectively meet the health care needs of diverse populations and work in a variety of complex organizations.

We serve a diverse student base, including:

  • Traditional high school students
  • Non-traditional adult learners seeking a rewarding profession
  • College students looking to complete their nursing degree
  • Veterans of the health care industry looking to advance their nursing careers

Comprehensive Offerings

Saint Luke’s College began as a nursing college. However, we recognize the need to adapt to trends in higher education, health care education, and general education, so we have expanded our offerings to become a comprehensive college of health sciences.

Our full complement of course offerings is structured to allow students to continuously and seamlessly advance their knowledge and careers. From general education and associate-level degrees, to traditional nursing degrees, to a number of graduate-level degrees, we are committed to preparing the health care workforce of tomorrow.

One of our goals is to nurture an interest in science and health career paths among high school students. Our Pathways program awards three college credits to students who complete a set of health care career related requirements.

 

Student Life

The College embraces and promotes student life activities and cocurricular programs. Students have opportunities such as community service, mission trips, student government, student nursing associations, and peer mentoring programs.

Our strong alumni association ensures graduates stay connected to the College and to each other, no matter where they are in life.

Mission

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is an educational leader serving exceptional students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and in additional health professions. As an independent institution of higher education closely affiliated with Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, the College seeks to prepare health professional leaders to effectively meet the health care needs of diverse populations in complex organizations and in a variety of settings. A broad base of knowledge derived from general education studies is integrated into each program as a foundation for personal growth, professional education, and practice. A stimulating academic environment focuses on the discovery, scholarship, and practice to address societal needs for nursing and other health care services.

Vision

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences aspires to be a leading educational institution for preparing professionals in the healing arts. Further, we seek to continue our collaborative relationship with the region’s quality leader, Saint Luke’s Hospital and the Saint Luke’s Health System, thus affording our students leading-edge clinical educational opportunities. We envision growing to become a comprehensive college of health professions with students pursuing educational programs in multiple disciplines.

Values

Accountability is being responsible for consistency and fairness in our thoughts and actions. Integrity is individual responsibility and equality through a mutual commitment to each other and to the College. Knowledge is the preparation of intelligent, humble, and passionate caregivers for service to others. Professionalism is responsibly and efficiently demonstrating excellence to every population we serve. Excellence is the consistent dedication to being the best. Respect is positive regard for each other through our actions and open and honest dialogue. Leadership is providing results through an efficient and ethical approach to our work.

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