Nurse Education Mission & Goals

Mission Statement
The Nurse Education Program strives to prepare Associate Degree, RN (AD) license eligible nurses, who are technically and theoretically competent to provide safe, holistic nursing care to diverse populations within rapidly changing, technologically advanced health care systems.  It does so through a clinically based education that promotes the value of the art and science of nursing, lifelong learning and positive contribution to the field of nursing.  The program prepares nurses who recognize the need for both individual accountability and collaborative support..

Enroll a group of diverse, academically prepared individuals who meet the criteria for admission into the program.

Provide students with a supportive Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited program offering theory and practice consistent with the roles and competencies of the AD nurse.

Ensure adequate faculty, staff, and state of the art instructional resources to support the nursing program.

Maintain qualified, diverse, and talented nurse education faculty with educational preparation and clinical expertise representing clinical specialties and certifications.

Prepare graduates to successfully meet professional standards, pass NCLEX-RN licensure exam, enter the workforce, and/or proceed to baccalaureate or higher level programs while engaging in ongoing professional growth.

Foster dynamic relationships in the extended community in order to respond to program and community needs.