Mission, Vision, Institutional Values, and Core Themes

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PNWU Mission

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences educates and trains health care professionals emphasizing service among rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest.


Continually improving the availability and quality of health care for those we serve.

Institutional Values

Mission Driven – Committed to create, sustain, and improve quality educational programs specifically for rural and medically underserved communities

Collaborative – Working together with thoughtful actions, efforts, and concerns to meet each opportunity, issue, or challenge presented

Compassionate – Every individual is respected and treated with consideration, kindness, and understanding

Genuine – Real people providing real solutions which have direct impact on community health, resources, and outcomes

Student Focused - Unwavering support for every student empowers all to realize their full potential

Healthy – At PNWU, you’ll learn what it means to be part of a healthy community, and how you thrive by being part of it

Core Themes

Academic Success
Health Care Professionals for the Rural and Medically Underserved of the Northwest
Service to Community