The mission of the School of Nursing (SON) is to provide innovative and flexible programs for entering or advancing a career in nursing that produce respected graduates and leaders. The SON is committed to serving the educational needs and advancing quality of life while enhancing the economic, cultural life and health of the communities served. The SON expands knowledge through scholarship, leadership, and life-long learning and through service that benefits multiple communities while promoting the image and growth of the profession.
Innovative Nursing Excellence…Meeting Dreams in Your Community.
School of Nursing Goals
- Provide accessible student-centered educational programs that blend innovative technology and face-face support.
- Prepare valued nurse leaders for the communities served.
- Maintain excellence in baccalaureate and graduate nursing curricula.
- Develop strong clinical and service liaisons and partnerships with community groups, health care agencies alumni, and other interested individuals.
- Advance the nursing profession through faculty scholarship and professional involvement.
Philosophy and Conceptual Framework
The nursing student is diverse, creative, and enters the academic environment with an expertise and experience from an educational background. Students have capacity for self-directedness: to function optimally in the environment, to move toward fulfillment of their academic and professional goals, to become skilled practitioners and innovative leaders.
Learning is a response to innovative and evidence-based pedagogy that is delivered in a high technology environment. When learning occurs, nursing students are able to apply clinical reasoning in a variety of practice areas and exemplify the essentials, competencies, and characteristics of the differentiated nursing role for which they are preparing. Learning is highly relational and a personal responsibility.
Nursing faculty members collaborate and care deeply for each other, their students, and the community. Faculty members engage in meaningful scholarship and service to the university, community, and the nursing profession. The highest priority of faculty is excellence in nursing education for students through evidence-based pedagogy. Nursing faculty maintain focus on patient care through their associated roles with research and clinical practice.
The academic environment is a place where learning happens and ethical standards are upheld. It is safe, collaborative, and supportive. The strength of the environment lies within the faculty and student commitment, the high technology that expands beyond geographical boundaries, and the opportunity to apply nursing standards to clinical practice. Nursing faculty members and students relate and interact in the academic environment to achieve learning and promote the nursing profession.
It is by these relevant ideals that the UHV School of Nursing faculty live and model the legacy of caring. It is through this legacy that we embrace the spirit of excellence.
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