2.1 Mission Statement
Adventist University of Health Sciences, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, specializes in the education of professionals in healthcare. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry.
2.2 Vision Statements
The University Board of Trustees sets the official policies of the institution. It then charges the executive leadership of the institution to formulate and carry out strategies to implement those policies. To this end, the President, after consultation with his advisors, has issued four Vision Statements that indicate in comprehensive terms the direction in which he wants to move the institution in fulfilling its mission. These four Vision Statements are:
Vision Statement I - Nurture
ADU will be an institution that encourages the personal and professional growth of its students, faculty, and staff by nourishing their spiritual growth, fostering their self-understanding, and encouraging a passion for knowledge and service.
Vision Statement II - Excellence
ADU will be an institution whose programs are built upon a wise blend of superior pedagogy and technology with spiritual values, which results in the highest level of professional practice by its graduates.
Vision Statement III - Spirituality
ADU will be an institution where Christian professionalism is such a part of each educational program that it becomes the distinguishing characteristic of its graduates’ professional practice.
Vision Statement IV - Stewardship
ADU will be an institution where growth is achieved by the prudent application of its physical, pedagogical, and financial capabilities to the educational needs of the healthcare industry in general, and of Florida Hospital in particular.