2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

St Vincent's College

Maryanne Davidson, DNSc, APRN, CPNP

Dean, St. Vincent’s College (SVC)

Mission Statement

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, SVC honors the commitments to service and social justice that have characterized the College throughout its history and are the cornerstones of the Sacred Heart University community.


  • Provides access to clinical experiences through affiliation with major medical teaching centers.
  • Exhibits special concern for the underserved and those with a variety of life experiences and varying religious backgrounds.
  • Provides a curriculum in which caring and compassion are integral to the development of technical and educational competencies and encourages social awareness among faculty and students.
  • Provides an education, which is responsive to the current and future needs of the local healthcare environment and the greater community.
  • Serves as the foundation for lifelong learning, professional development and spiritual and personal enrichment.

SVC derives its mission from the historic commitment of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul to care for the sick, poor and educate others for the healthcare ministry.  

Vision Statement

SVC is a comprehensive Associate Degree and Certificate College in the Catholic tradition, offering programs in a diverse learning environment.  The utilization of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning will be facilitated through increasingly advanced technology.  Our focus on the holistic development of students culminates in a knowledge of self, a root in one’s faith an educated mind a healthy body, a compassionate hearts and knowledge of what it means to be a community and world citizen.

Core Values

We share a common vision and are called to act upon the following ideas and beliefs:

  • Service of the Poor  - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence – Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity – Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom – Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity – Courage innovation
  • Dedication – Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry