Welcome from the Dean

Margaret Wells, Dean of Purcell School of Professional Studies

Distinctiveness is what we are all about!  As one of America’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, we have the strength of a 450-year tradition of preparing educators and health care professionals at every level.  The Kathy '66 and John '65 Purcell School of Professional Studies (PSPS) at 精东影业 exemplifies academic excellence, and provides its students with outstanding opportunity within the walls of the classroom and beyond. 

Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Purcell School of Professional Studies offers outstanding programs in Nursing, Education, Physician Assistant Studies, and .  The School also serves adult students and veterans through its .

The faculty, staff, and I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Please contact us if you have any questions about the programs offered through the Purcell School.

 Best Wishes,

Margaret Wells, Ph.D., R.N., APN- BC
Dean, Purcell School of Professional Studies


Our Mission

Purcell Student and Teacher

The Purcell School of Professional Studies prepares students to serve others at the highest capacity in healthcare, education and leadership.  In the Jesuit tradition of excellence, graduates are holistically educated to lead meaningful lives committed to lifelong learning, professional leadership, community engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion and service.

Our Vision

We strive to cultivate knowledge and skills in a diverse, inclusive and collaborative community of practitioners and scholars.  We will serve with integrity and empathy, address the inequities in health, education and leadership, and become the professional school of choice.


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