BAKER COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENTS
The mission of the Baker College School of Nursing is to prepare graduates who are lifelong learners with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide competent, holistic nursing care in a diverse and ever-changing health care environment. The curricula are designed to assist students to become critical thinkers with clinical reasoning skills who also understand the moral, ethical, cultural, and global dimensions of the issues they confront in an ever-evolving health care system.
The vision of the Baker College nursing programs is to encourage undergraduate nursing students the opportunity for professional growth by the acquisition of knowledge, and skills needed to function in healthcare settings that are responsive to individual and community needs as professional nurses. These individuals will develop into leaders of research, practice and administration within the healthcare environment.
The School of Nursing of Baker College embraces a commitment to The Theory of Human Caring, as described by Dr. Jean Watson, in the preparation of individuals for the professional practice of nursing. "Caring is the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity" (Watson, 1999). This commitment to caring integrates throughout the entire Nursing programs of study and is demonstrated by the dedication of faculty to students’ growth through learning.
Through an approved program of study, faculty serve as role models, and provide student feedback through continuous assessment, thus preparing students with an undergraduate degree or certificate in nursing. Upon graduation, students are prepared to better meet the needs of clients in a dynamic global community. The program provides quality education for the nurse caregiver through preparing the students to practice effectively within the healthcare system, to meet the ever-changing demands of the health care community, to provide continuing health care education, and to engage in caring relationships with clients.
- Synthesize knowledge from a variety of disciplines to enhance advanced practice nursing in the areas of education, leadership, and clinical practice.
- Utilize the leadership role to impact legislative, regulatory, and public policy to promote population health.
- Apply leadership skills in the development, management, and evaluation of the quality improvement processes.
- Demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection to facilitate change in professional nursing practice.
- Use information technology to plan, implement and evaluate programs of care, outcomes of care and care systems.
- Implement current health care policies, focusing on safety, regulatory, legislative, and public policy in the delivery of health care.
- Use inter-professional communication and collaboration to promote and facilitate collegial relationships to improve patient outcomes.
- Apply a holistic and patient-centered approach as an advocate in the provision of population centered care which is culturally focused, implements quality and safety in practice, and meets the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
- Support an environment that adheres to professional values and behaviors, a professional code of ethics, professional standards, and legal statutes as they relate to the nursing practice.
- Explore the importance of lifelong learning and professional career development in the field of nursing.
For information on Clinical Practicum Experiences and Requirements, please see the Graduate Nursing Handbook.
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