Mission of the Deicke Center for Nursing Education
In keeping with the mission of Elmhurst College, the Deicke Center for Nursing Education prepares professional nurses for ethical practice and leadership.
Goals of the Deicke Center for Nursing Education
Prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in generalist and advanced nursing roles.
Develop a foundation for graduate and doctoral study in nursing.
Philosophy of the Deicke Center for Nursing Education
The Deicke Center of Nursing Education educates students in baccalaureate and master’s degree programs for ethical practice and leadership in professional nursing. To accomplish this, the faculty and students are dedicated to creating an educational environment that focuses on:
Integrating liberal and professional education;
Using collaborative and active learning strategies among faculty and students;
Demonstrating ethical professional nursing practice with diverse populations;
Providing leadership in healthcare systems that promote safe, quality, and cost-effective patient and family-centered care;
Engaging in values-driven nursing practice that encompasses altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice; and
Developing increasingly complex nursing practice competencies.