About AUHS School of Nursing

The American University of Health Sciences was originally founded in 1994 as a postsecondary training institution to educate and equip students for life careers in the field of health education and to produce quality healthcare professionals for the community and the country. In 2003 the University achieved Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accreditation.

This was followed by California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval in 2006 of the Nursing Program. The School of Nursing commenced under the leadership of Dr. Betty Williams, Founding Dean in 2007 and graduated its first student cohort in summer 2009. With the admission of cohort 6 in the fall of 2009, the School of Nursing assumed new leadership under the direction of Dean Mary McHugh.

The nursing faculty has grown to include instructors trained in various advanced practice specialties. Currently, our student body continues to expand as we move forward in educating competent, caring nurses who will serve our communities.

Accreditation

The BSN Program at American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Mission Statement

The American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) School of Nursing (SON) prepares students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring, and evidence-based nursing care to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by recruiting and graduating diverse students, especially students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the nursing community and preparing them to deliver competent, culturally sensitive, caring, and evidence-based nursing services to all persons in need. The SON shares the core values of the University including a belief in Christian Values, a holistic approach to education, promotion of the intellectual, analytical and critical thinking abilities of its students, evidence-based knowledge, and a commitment to teaching/learning, research, service and scholarship.

The mission of the SON is strongly aligned with the mission of the University and also focuses on preparing students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring and evidence-based nursing services to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by preparing students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to deliver competent culturally sensitive evidence-based care to all persons in need. The School of Nursing robustly supports the core values of the University including a belief in God and the Christian values this represents, a holistic approach to education and patient care, promotion of the intellectual and analytical abilities of the student, professional practice based upon evidence, giving back to society as service to human-kind, and a self-commitment to life-long learning.