College of Health Professions

College of Health Professions Philosophy*

This philosophy provides direction for education within the College of Health Professions in congruence with the mission and goals of Wilmington University.

Healthcare professionals are adult learners with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and experiences. Adult learning evolves from exploration of personal values, exposure to new experiences and ideas, and adaptation to change within the professions and the healthcare system.

The curriculum at Wilmington University emphasizes the commitment to lifelong learning. In order to promote lifelong learning, we believe that programs must be innovative and viewed by the learner as relevant to healthcare practice. In addition, we believe knowledge is best obtained when the learner actively participates in a “humanistic” educational process where faculty collaborate with the student to set goals, plan learning experiences and evaluate achievement. In addition, faculty serve as professional role models, facilitators of learning, and resource persons.

The College of Health Professions faculty acknowledge accountability to the learner, the institution, the profession, and the community of interest through continuous, proactive development of their body of knowledge. This accountability fosters relevant curricula and professional and community involvement as scholar-practitioners.

*The philosophy may be read in its entirety on the College of Health Professions’ home page at


Allied Health Program:

  1. Prepare allied health professionals to function as managers or educators.
  2. Facilitate career mobility for allied health professionals prepared at the associate degree level.
  3. Provide a solid foundation for graduate study.
  4. Promote a broadened perspective of the allied health professional role in relation to the health care system and our global community.
  5. Promote lifelong learning.

B.S.N. Program

  1. Prepare graduates to function in the professional nursing role as a generalist in a variety of settings.
  2. Facilitate career mobility for nurses educated at the diploma or associate degree levels.
  3. Provide a sound foundation for graduate study.
  4. Promote life-long learning.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/ Omicron Gamma Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is an organization that fosters scholarship in nursing. It is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.

Wilmington University College of Health Professions’ chapter, Omicron Gamma, received its charter in March 1998. By invitation, Omicron Gamma annually inducts nursing students and community members who exhibit commitment to nursing excellence as scholars, leaders, practitioners, and innovators. The induction pledge emphasizes commitment to honor, community, service, and knowledge to perpetuate professional ideals. *The information about STTI may be read in its entirety on the College of Health Professions’ home page at

Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate and masters Nursing programs at Wilmington University are fully accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) since 2001.

CCNE is a widely recognized accrediting body that focuses on Baccalaureate and Graduate degree programs in Nursing. As of 2008, CCNE has accredited over 76% of all baccalaureate nursing programs and 86% of master’s degree nursing programs across the country.


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