“OTHERS, O LORD OTHERS!”
To educate students for professional nursing practice by integrating learning,living,and faith in a collegiate environment of academic rigor and Christian nurture and to prepare students for life long learning with a theoretical foundation based on nursing principles and the liberal arts and sciences.
The philosophy of Helen rose college of nursing flows from the mission of the school and supports the concepts of clinical competence, excellence in education, holistic care, professionalism, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning.
The philosophy incorporates the conceptual framework that was developed by faculty to provide direction for the selection and organization of learning experiences to achieve program outcomes. The conceptual framework serves to unite these four constructs:
Nursing is an art and science that identifies, mobilizes, and develops strengths of the client through acquired skill, professionalism, knowledge, and competence supported by evidence-based practice.
Environment is the dynamic subtotal of internal and external elements that impact an individual’s perception of and adaptation to the community in which they exist.
Person is a unique, physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and holistic being or community with value, dignity, and worth possessing the capacity for growth, change, and choices for which they bear responsibility.
Wellness is defined as the individual’s perception of his/her quality of life throughout the lifespan and his/her ability to adapt to restrictions of environment, disease, or disability.