Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Mission, Vision, & Values

All of us at Jefferson are committed to educating professionals in a variety of disciplines who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow. Our mission, vision and values guide our University in all that we do.

Our Mission

We improve lives through academic programs of excellence, exceptional clinical practice and community engagement, transformative research and inquiry, and far-reaching philanthropy.

Our Vision

Reimagining, transforming, and disrupting the way nurses lead and impact society.

Our Values

The behaviors our employees demonstrate daily to patients and their fellow staff enable Jefferson to continue achieve its mission. Jefferson's values define who we are as an organization, what we stand for, and how we continue the work of helping others that began here nearly two centuries ago. These values are:

Put People First

Put People First
Service-Minded, Respectful & Embraces Diversity

Be Bold & Think Differently

Be Bold & Think Differently
Innovative, Courageous & Solution-Oriented

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
Safety-Focused, Integrity & Accountability

Our Commitment to Diversity

Thomas Jefferson University has a long and proud history of contributing to the national healthcare workforce. We aspire to create a diverse and inclusive environment, knowing that the creative energy and innovative insights that result from diversity are vital for the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the University. It is also requisite for a highly effective healthcare workforce of the future. As a scholarly community, the University welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national and international backgrounds, diversity of thought, pedagogy, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, political affiliation and disability.