About Us


Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (“the College”) is an academic community of faculty, staff and students working collaboratively to advance the formation of health care professionals by teaching and learning evidence-based, discipline-specific healthcare knowledge.  This community also serves to create and disseminate related general education knowledge that serves to fully prepare appropriately credentialed health care professionals.

GSC Vision: To be a leader in developing nursing and health science professionals within a unique, Catholic, hospital-based and online college environment.

GSC Mission: The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science is an historic, private Catholic institution, founded by the Sisters of Charity, with over 120 years of academic excellence in health care education. As a specialized institution of higher education, the College provides a student-centered learning environment designed to develop the cultural competencies, intellectual abilities and professional skills of the individual.  The College develops health care professionals who are engaged in their disciplines, providing compassionate care to patients, service to their community with respect for all, guided by our spiritual heritage.

GSC Values:

  • Serve = Our mission is to improve the health status of the people we Serve
  • Excel = Service Excellence for all
  • Respect = Respect for all people, Respect for our spiritual heritage, and Respect for our differences
  • Value = Valuing our time, treasures and talents, and choosing to serve the community.
  • Engage = Engage our people and our community

GSC Institutional Student Learning Outcomes: The Institutional Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) of GSC represent the core abilities which students acquire while studying at the College.  These outcomes remain a focus of each student’s education, regardless of the students’ degree program.

Graduates of GSC will demonstrate proficiency in using broad, integrative knowledge in a variety of contexts.  This proficiency can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Practicing critical thinking skills that include conceptualizing, analyzing, synthesizing and/or evaluating information or situations.
  • Applying information literacy skills to a research problem or line of inquiry
  • Demonstrating professional communication skills, both orally and in writing

Graduates of GSC will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge in a field appropriate to a particular level of study and be able to demonstrate field-appropriate applications of technical knowledge, skills and abilities. This demonstration can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Applying of discipline-specific knowledge in a variety of contexts such as skills labs, clinical sites, and/or practicum experiences.
  • Demonstrating the ability to pass the appropriate discipline-specific examination or certification related to employment in one’s chosen profession.
  • Applying technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to increasingly complex situations.

Graduates of GSC will be able to demonstrate respect for diverse views and perspectives from both formal studies and community-based learning and be able to interact effectively others from a variety of cultures, peoples, and situations.  Examples of this ability can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrating cultural competencies appropriate to a variety of contexts.
  • Demonstrating the ability to apply the ethical standards of one’s profession.
  • Demonstrating consistently professional and respectful interactions with others.

Graduates of GSC will demonstrate continuing engagement in their professional development.  This engagement can include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Engagement in continuing education and professional development
  • Participation in alumni activities such as advancing in one’s career through promotion, professional achievements, recognition, demonstrations of service to the community, etc.


The Good Samaritan College campus is located in Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the TriHealth medical system.


Our students practice their medical skills in our nationally-recognized Simulation and Skills Lab.


Study under faculty with doctorate degrees in their field.