General Studies

General Studies

Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Demonstrate proficiency and theoretical awareness of written and oral communication.
  2. Social Competence: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  3. Critical/Analytical/Scientific Thinking: Demonstrate intellectual engagement and use evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
  4. Lifelong/Experiential Learning: Develop the characteristics for lifelong learning through collection of evidence, self-reflection, and personal experience.
  5. Cultural Diversity: Respect other cultures, differences between individuals, and our spiritual heritage.
  6. Humanistic Appreciation: Demonstrate knowledge of the history, philosophy, arts and literature of different cultures.

General Studies Philosophy

The philosophy of General Education at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science reflects the beliefs that are stated in the Mission and the College Goals.

Education is a lifelong dynamic process of intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development which builds upon, and is influenced by, numerous factors, including acculturation, self-image, and value system. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and understanding, which results in changed behavior. The educational process assists the learner to think critically, to reason, and to make ethical decisions. Faculty and students are mutually responsible for learning. The faculty, as facilitators of learning, are themselves participant learners.

General education is central to all other education. It provides a broad base of knowledge that is relevant to all educated persons and is core to each academic program of the College. This is achieved through an integrated approach to program and curriculum planning of disciplines that will provide the community with well- rounded, responsible professionals who can function in the rapidly changing world.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy (PDF)


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.