In the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, you’ll get the training you need to prepare you for a career in healthcare. Our curriculum is taught by experienced healthcare professionals and is designed to prepare you to provide excellent care to individuals, families, and communities around the world. Whether nursing is your passion or athletic training is more your speed, we’ll help you develop the skills you need to continue your studies in one of our graduate programs or jump right into your career of helping others.
Mission of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
The mission of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions is to support the university’s mission by educating individuals to become baccalaureate and/or master’s prepared nurses, and/or competent professionals in Health and Human Performance. Graduates of the school will promote and provide healthcare and wellness services to individuals, families, and communities across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and experiences that promote critical thinking, integrity, and life-long learning.
“From day one all of the courses build one another and create a strong foundation for our career. Every single class helped shape and mold me into the nurse I am today. I am extremely thankful for my education from CU. It was a tough journey and I was pushed to my limits many times, but thanks to my dedicated professors and classmates, I made it through.”
Message from the Dean
I am happy to be among the first to introduce you to the Cumberland University Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions.
We pride ourselves on educating outstanding students to become successful leaders in the healthcare industry. Our curricula is designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to excel and lead an impactful and meaningful career. As a result, our graduates are known for delivering exceptional care and are employed by top healthcare providers throughout the country. Our faculty will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills and lay educational foundations that will support you as you earn a degree beyond yourself and shape the world around you. I encourage you to explore and consider all our university and school have to offer as you take the next step in your academic journey. At Cumberland, you will get an outstanding education, build lifelong friendships, and find the support you need to succeed.
I wish you all the best in this coming year, and I look forward to meeting you in person. If you see me on campus, please do not hesitate to say “hello”.
It’s time to rise!
Dr. Mary Bess Griffith
Dean of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
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