The core concepts of nursing give the Department of Nursing philosophy and foundational components direction to the development of the baccalaureate curriculum. From considerations of the relationship of parts to the whole of the Emmanuel College educational experience, course outcomes, content and sequencing of courses evolved for the baccalaureate program.
Recognize the value of baccalaureate education for personal and professional growth.
Expand a personal philosophy of nursing through reflection on the Catholic intellectual tradition to effect positive outcomes for care-recipients within the context of their environments.
Recognize the need for accountability in nursing practice.
Assume accountability for evidence and knowledge based nursing practice and responsibility for involvement as a citizen knowledgeable in interprofessonal health care systems.
Integrate basic physiological, psychosocial and spiritual principles into plans of care for individuals who have common acute and chronic illnesses.
Practice as a professional nurse whose care-giving activities reflect the analysis of theoretical knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and evidence-based practice.
Recognize that caring is the core of nursing practice.
Integrate into the culture of nursing the concepts of caring that foster a relationship between caregiver and care-recipient that results in the achievement of mutually agreed upon outcomes on the health/illness continuum.