With an aging society, healthcare workforce shortages, and disparity in access and affordability to resources...the demand for servant leaders with advanced preparation is high. More than ever, compassionate care is needed to extend professional support in an increasingly complex society.
Mission U advances the academic and professional preparation of others to equip wherever others are called to serve. Every program incorporates an experiential mission-based course in national and international nonprofit agencies and organizations to support the personal, professional and academic goals of servant-oriented leaders to further their careers and interests.
Mission U has a unique, online, experientially-based curriculum in accordance with its mission to support advanced degree attainment in a variety of disciplines and General Education courses are also offered to help satisfy additional requirements.
Our Mission: "Our ministry provides global degree programs and study abroad education and travel to individuals wishing to serve others through partnership with international agencies."
Our Vision: "To academically and financially support individuals who wish to advance their learning and serve global populations in need of education, services, and support"
Our Values: "Our values are based on Matthew 22:36-39 which reads, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."
Be honest - Ephesians 4:15 "Speak the truth in love"
Be humble - Philippians 2:3 "Do nothing from rivalry or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves"
Be thankful - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances"
Be gracious - Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you"
Be compassionate - Colossians 3:12 "So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience"
The Curriculum is uniquely service-and-mission oriented. Courses are presented through a blend of online and experiential-based coursework, offered asynchronously.
Experiential learning has significant teaching advantages, namely that it entails a hands-on approach to learning that moves away from the teacher imparting and transferring their knowledge. It makes learning an experience that moves beyond the traditional classroom and provides a more involved way of learning.
All courses are offered online, asynchronously, and self-directed (e.g. at your own schedule and initiative). There will be scheduled office hours (live and offline) at various times throughout the week to accommodate different time zones and student schedules.
Formative quizzes will be offered throughout the course. Summative competency testing will be offered once the student completes all other portions of the course and is required to pass at 80% to earn credit for the class. Once the test is successfully completed for each course, students request credit by submitting the appropriate form and pay the associated course testing credit charges (student degree audit will be updated at this time as well).
NOTE: Prerequisite and General Education courses are also offered in our degree plans.
Nursing Curriculum - The Essentials: Mission U Nursing Programs have adopted the Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education which calls for a transition to competency-based education focusing on two levels of professional nursing education: entry-level and advanced-level nursing practice. This model provides the structure across education programs and provides a mechanism to adapt to future changes within nursing education. Competencies for professional nursing practice are made explicit. These Essentials introduce 10 domains and the expected competencies for each domain that represent professional nursing practice and reflect the diversity of practice settings.
Domain 1: Knowledge for Nursing Practice encompasses the integration, translation, and application of disciplinary nursing knowledge and ways of knowing, as well as knowledge from other disciplines, including a foundation in the arts and natural and social sciences.
Domain 2: Person-Centered Care focuses on the individual within multiple complicated contexts, including family and/or important others. Person-centered care is holistic, individualized, just, respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate.
Domain 3: Population Health spans the healthcare delivery continuum from prevention to disease management of populations and describes collaborative activities with affected communities, public health, industry, academia, health care, local government entities, and others for the improvement of equitable population health outcomes.
Domain 4: Scholarship for Nursing Practice involves the generation, synthesis, translation, application, and dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve health and transform health care.
Domain 5: Quality and Safety, as core values of nursing practice, involves enhancing quality and minimizing risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
Domain 6: Interprofessional Partnerships involves intentional collaboration across professions and with care team members, patients, families, communities, and other stakeholders to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes.
Domain 7: Systems-Based Practice prepares nurses to lead within complex systems of health care. Nurses must effectively coordinate resources to provide safe, quality, equitable care to diverse populations.
Domain 8: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies are used to provide safe, high-quality care, gather data, form information to drive decision making, and support professionals as they expand knowledge and wisdom for practice.
Domain 9: Professionalism involves cultivating a sustainable professional nursing identity, perspective, accountability, and comportment that reflects nursing’s characteristics and values.
Domain 10: Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development includes activities and self-reflection that foster personal health, resilience, and well-being, lifelong learning, and support the acquisition of nursing expertise and assertion of leadership.
Upon completion of the academic course of study, the graduate will possess knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:
Demonstrate critical thinking by making sound clinical judgments, which incorporate healthcare science, evidence-based practice, advanced clinical and service-orientation, and a biblical worldview.
Integrate therapeutic communication techniques effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare community, using a variety of communication resources and methods.
Provide compassionate, culturally competent, holistic care and service in a variety of settings.
Apply biblical and managerial principles of leadership in managing resources to achieve quality healthcare outcomes.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for care and service delivery within a biblical worldview.
Pursue knowledge and expertise through continued practice, research, and community involvement to enhance spiritual and professional growth and development.
Advocate for excellence in care, service, policy, and practice using biblical and healthcare paradigms.
Coordinate client-centered, collaborative care using various secular and faith-based resources.
The Cross represents love, humility, and obedience and we give the same love to others that Christ freely gave to us first. The message of the Cross remains a gift of love.
The Shield is a classic symbol in higher education, representing knowledge as well as shelter and security.
The color blue was assigned for holy garments and accredited with being the color of God’s healing and grace.
The color white was used often to depict holiness and redemption. White also represents the absolute purity of God and is an official color of the church.
Cavaliers were the virtuous warriors who acted as champions of righteousness and justice. Quite often they were noble-born individuals who lived their lives in service to a knightly order or ruling lord.
These individuals personified the virtues of camaraderie and exuberance and armed themselves with the acclaim and faith of the people in their communities. They upheld that trust in all their deeds and due to their social standing and the goodwill they fostered, they offered aid to others whenever possible; kept true to their word, and and above all else, defended their communities.