Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Health Sciences


Mission

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is an educational leader serving exceptional students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and in additional health professions. As an institution of higher education, the college seeks to prepare health profession 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 discovery, scholarship and practice to address societal needs for nursing and other health care services.

Vision

Saint Luke’s School 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.

Accreditation
Graduate Programs:

  Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.S.C.S.D.  

  Physical Therapy, D.P.T.  

  Occupational Therapy, OTD  

Approvals

Rockhurst University’s Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC- SARA). Missouri became a SARA state in December 2014. Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences became a SARA institution in July 2015. This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in:

  • Online degree programs, certificates and endorsements that include internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements; and
  • Campus-based courses with out-of-state internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching and clinical placements.
General Requirements for a Degree

Responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements rest with the student. Through faculty, advisors and administration, Rockhurst University’s Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences makes every effort to advise students well. All candidates for a degree must meet the total credit hours requirement for their degree. Undergraduate students require a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and graduate students are required to have a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average in order to graduate.

Office of Admissions Code of Conduct

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences code of conduct and ethical standards is a guideline for all admissions personnel and how they are expected and required to conduct business. Failure to abide by this code of conduct is grounds for disciplinary action and may include termination for repeated and egregious offenses.

Student recruitment, enrollment, and admissions duties will be conducted in an ethical and professional manner and in keeping with organizational policies and procedures as well as relevant accreditation requirements.

Student recruitment, enrollment and admissions duties will be geared toward the enrollment of qualified applicants who are likely to complete and benefit from the training provided by the school and not geared toward enrolling students simply to obtain enrollments.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will only provide truthful and accurate statements, descriptions and explanations regarding the school and its personnel, training, facilities, equipment, services and accredited status.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will work to ensure that students are fully informed and able to make considered enrollment decisions without undue pressure.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will only assist prospective students in the areas that fall within the purview of their position and will not assist prospective students in admissions testing or alter or falsify any enrollment documents or required test scores.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will not make explicit or implicit promises of employment or exaggerated statements regarding employment or salary prospects to prospective students.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will participate in relevant training provided by the school to enhance their skills as school representatives.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will not assist prospective students in providing false or misleading information on any application.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will not recruit prospective students in or near welfare offices, unemployment lines, food stamp centers, homeless shelters, or other circumstances or settings where such persons cannot reasonably be expected to make informed and considered enrollment decisions.

Student recruitment and admissions personnel will not discredit other schools or influence any student to leave another school by: falsely imputing to another school dishonorable conduct, inability to perform contracts, or questionable credit standing; making other false representations; falsely disparaging the character, nature, quality, value, or scope of another school’s program of instruction or services; or demeaning another school’s students.

Read, understand, and comply with company policies and procedures included in the employee handbook, school catalog, admissions policies & procedures manual, and admissions training manual.