Mission, Vision, and Values

Although rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite traditions of peacemaking, service, and community, the majority of EMU nursing students do not belong to the Mennonite Church USA. In fact, students enrolled across EMU nursing programs and beyond represent a wide range of faith traditions, including students who choose not to embrace a particular faith.

Regardless of your beliefs, you are welcome here!

Our values strongly inform the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum, offering a unique and nuanced approach to nursing and spirituality. You will find the program emphasizes:

  • Servant leadership
  • Innovative problem-solving
  • Intercultural competency

EMU nursing programs are unique in their holistic view of nursing as a calling to service to others. We believe that nurses and patients form mutually-beneficial bonds, each providing gifts to the other. This relationship is echoed in the student-teacher dynamic, again, with one providing benefit to the other. We call this approach to nursing practice and higher education the Sacred Covenant Model of Nursing.


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