Our School Philosophy
Nursing is a function performed by skilled professionals which includes the practice
and instruction of preventative health care, care of those with special needs, care of the ill; rehabilitation, and support
of the dying. This care includes the family. The nursing process is the framework providing the nurse with an organized method
to alleviate, minimize or prevent real or potential problems. Our primary objective will, therefore, be to prepare our students
for a rewarding career as an effective licensed professional practitioner, capable of giving a much needed service to our
community. We will endeavor to foster the development of fundamental principles and values to guide the students as they meet
the challenges of nursing in a variety of employment opportunities.
Basic to our philosophy is the recognition of the worth and dignity of the individual,
who is entitled to receive effective nursing care. Consequently, our curriculum will emphasize the nursing process which incorporates
skill in assessment and data interpretation based on nursing rationale, of the plan of care as indicated by progress or change
in condition. Nursing interventions will be implemented under the supervision of the registered nurse.
The needs in nursing today are changing along with the total delivery of health care,
which necessitates varied education preparations for nursing personnel. Practical nurses are an integral and essential
member of the health care team. Practical nursing education is the means for individuals to acquire knowledge, skills, and
attitudes relative to becoming safe and effective practitioners.
The teaching-learning process of our program requires a cooperative effort between faculty
and students. Our curriculum is planned to integrate theory and clinical experiences that progress from simple to complex.
The curative and restorative aspects of disease (acute and chronic), the prevention of disease and the maintenance of health
will be stressed througout our program. This education also prepares the individual for state licensure and to become an ethically
and legally responsible member of the health care team, which includes maintaining competencies through continuing education
and participation in professional organizations. Completion of this program is not an end point, but an integral part of a
life long learning experience.
The objective of our school is to provide competent graduate practical nurses to the health care
field. We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site and finding out more about our school.
Students must become actively involved in learning to be successful in our one year
program. As the student develops good learning skills, he/she will think critically with a problem-solving approach rather
than merely learning some facts.
The Greenbrier County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, beliefs, color, or national
origin. Students with handicaps may be admitted unless where stringent specific factors would interfere with functioning requirements
of practical nursing. If there would be evidence of recent illness, (Examples: injury, surgery, or pregnancy), a physician's
statement must be on file indicating the physical ability to perform work assignments related to practical nursing.
The student must provide the instructor with the statement after each appointment.