Educational Mission Statement

Institutional Affiliation
Educational Mission Statement
College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica was established in 1912 by leading
Benedictine Sisters (Peterson`s, 2009). It is an autonomous private
college and a Catholic Benedictine establishment that is located in
Duluth, northeastern Minnesota. St. Scholastica started with six
students and presently, it instructs over 4000 women and men every year,
with over 14,000 alumni having graduated from the college (Peterson`s,
2009). The nursing department of the college embraces the values of
Benedictine, demonstrated by the dedication of the school to
inclusiveness.
Mission Statement
The mission statement of the nursing department is to instruct learners
to provide nursing care to every individual, and particularly the
neglected and the lowly served. The philosophy of St. Scholastica is in
concert with the philosophy of the nursing department as well as the
mission statement. It stresses the Benedictine values of respect,
community, stewardship, hospitality in addition to love of learning.
These values provide high accountability and standards to individuals
and the society at large.
The department of nursing accepts as true that good learning can only
take place during when a given environment of acceptance of personal
differences as well as understanding of different learning styles. When
students are inspired and challenged by the core matter, learning
amplifies.
Statement of Purposes
The statement of purposes of the College of St. Scholastica is:
Promote an atmosphere whereby the learners, faculty and the staff will
be motivated with the values of Benedictine communicated in community,
stewardship, respect, and love of learning.
Inspire an enthusiasm of all-time learning by backing the wide-ranging
goals of intellectual integrity, critical thinking, intellectual
curiosity, and aesthetic appreciation.
Train learners, via graduate as well as undergraduate programs, thus
ensuring they become responsible leaders in advanced studies and
professional positions.
Offer programs for non-traditional and traditional learners to meet the
needs of the community.
Direct public interfaith dialogues of peace, ethics, and justice matters
in the tradition of the Benedictine, Catholic intellectual heritage.
Make certain the sustained access to faith founded establishments of
higher learning via appropriate stewardship of financial and human
resources.
Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center
The Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center is situated in Ashland,
Winsconsin. The center offers such services as a nursing home as well as
short term care (rehabilitation). Besides, the center accepts two modes
of payments including Medicaid and Medicare (Daniels, 2004).
Mission Statement
The mission statement of the center is to offer dignity in life for its
clientele. Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center is committed to
their foundational values of life, integrity, excellence, stewardship
and growth.
Statement of Purpose
Besides, the center has a purpose. Evidently, Ashland Health and
Rehabilitation Center is committed to offering compassionate care to the
people it serves. Its highly trained staffs are dedicated to providing
health care services to both the young and the elderly. The center meets
the needs and expectations of its clientele through personalized and
interdisciplinary care plans. Besides, the staff of the center is
concerned with the emotional, physical and spiritual requirements of the
clients entitled to their health care. The center aims at keeping the
facility clean, comfortable and safe throughout so as to ensure the
comfortability of its residents. Ashland Health And Rehabilitation
Center is Cleary a non-prejudiced center as it admits its patients
irrespective of their religion, payment mode or race.
Similarities and Differences
Apparently, there are some similarities and differences between the
mission statement and philosophy of Ashland Health and Rehabilitation
Center and St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. To start with, the place of
employment has a mission statement and a statement of purpose but lacks
a statement of philosophy, whilst the nursing department has a mission
statement as well as a philosophy of nursing statement, which stresses
the Benedictine values of respect, community, stewardship, hospitality
in addition to love of learning. One of the statements of purposes of
the College of St. Scholastica is to train learners, via graduate as
well as undergraduate programs, thus ensuring they become responsible
leaders in advanced studies and professional positions.
As a result of this, Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center expect its
employees to commit to offering compassionate care to the people it
serves. This is due to the fact that, its highly trained staffs are
dedicated to providing health care services to both the young and the
elderly. Due to the proper training offered while in college such as the
College of St. Scholastica, it employers expect the employees to easily
meet their statement of purpose. Both the College of St. Scholastica
and Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center stress on the need to
positively change the society they operate. This is crucial due to the
fact that, they will enjoy higher customer loyalty, which is critical
for their survival in the long-term.
In most work places, discrimination of workers and customers based on
color and religion among other aspects has drastically escalated. As a
result, most employers have incorporated these values in their statement
of purpose, in order to foster teamwork, thus sustainability of the
organization. As seen in Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center, these
notable values are in the statement of purpose as compared to the
College of St. Scholastica, as such issues are not very rampant in
colleges. While the mission statement of the nursing department is to
instruct learners to provide nursing care to every individual, and
particularly the neglected and the lowly served, the mission statement
of Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center is to offer dignity in life
for its clientele and it is committed to their foundational values of
life, integrity, excellence, stewardship and growth. Both of the two
institutions are committed to stewardship as a core value.
Conclusion
It is clear that, statement of purpose, philosophies and mission
statements are crucial for the development of any institution. By
stressing on the need for respect, hospitality and stewardship among
other values, the College of St. Scholastica has been able to
effectively train their students, thus becoming responsible individuals,
both in work places and society at large. On the other hand, Ashland
Health and Rehabilitation Center stress on those aspects fostering
teamwork and a harmonious working environment, a factor which has
enhanced its sustainability over the years.
References
Daniels, R. (2004). Nursing Fundamentals: Caring & Clinical Decision
Making. New York: Cengage Learning.
Peterson`s (2009). Colleges in the Midwest: Compare Colleges in Your
Region, 24 th ed. Peterson`s.
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