Nursing is a function performed
by skilled professions 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 practitional,
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
ofthe registered nurse.
The needs in nursing today are changing along with the total delivery of
health care, which necessitates varied educational preperations 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 restoritive aspects of disease (acute and chronic), the prevention of disease, and the maintenance
of health will be stressed throughout 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.