The Nursing Program specifically aims:
- To prepare practitioners for the beginning practice of professional Nursing.
- To provide a base for the continuing development of the student as an individual, as a citizen, and as a professional practitioner of Nursing.
- To provide a foundation for graduate study in Nursing.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Integrate a personal philosophy for nursing practice, based on the dignity, worth, and individuality of all human beings.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for evaluating one’s professional practice in relationship to accepted standards of nursing practice.
- Synthesize theoretical principles applicable to professional nursing practice.
- Utilize the nursing process to promote, restore, and maintain adaptation in individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for providing competent and comprehensive health care.
- Collaborate and negotiate with patients/clients, the interdisciplinary health care team, and the public to ensure the optimal health and welfare of patients/clients.
- Evaluate interpersonal communication and negotiation skills when communicating with patients/clients, families, groups and communities.
- Incorporate pertinent research findings in refining and enhancing one’s nursing practice.
- Continue personal and professional career development.