Department of Nursing Program Philosophy
The curriculum of the Department of Nursing is derived from the program mission, purpose, objectives and organizing framework. The philosophy describes the faculty’s beliefs concerning the purpose of nursing, the focus of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, and the expectations for program graduates.
Through cohesion and a team approach, faculty realize the mission of the College and the Department of Nursing.
The faculty of the Department of Nursing at The College at Brockport, State University of New York believes that:
Education is a lifelong process that fosters the cultural, psychosocial, and intellectual development of the individual. Faculty promote the mission of the College and the Department through team work and cohesion. Students are recognized as bringing a diversity of abilities, motivations, experiences, and cultures to the educational setting. Accordingly, opportunities are provided which allow each individual to build on past knowledge and experience and to develop within the educational philosophy of the College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Nursing is a profession, science, and art with the primary purpose of facilitating clients’ (individuals, families and communities) ability to retain, attain, and maintain an optimal level of wellness through purposeful interventions. Clients are seen as a composite of physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions. Professional nurses utilize the nursing process to manage care of clients throughout the life cycle. Nurses work independently and in collaboration with other health professionals in a world of emerging technology to promote social justice and eliminate health care disparities.
Nursing education utilizes knowledge drawn from nursing, the liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities. Our nursing curriculum emphasizes the development of concepts and skills that are essential to nursing practice, leadership and research, and foster the development of critical thinking. Students are active, responsible participants in the learning process. Baccalaureate education serves as the foundation for graduate study and continuing professional and personal growth.
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