THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL
The philosophy of nursing education determines the aims, objectives, content, method of teaching and evaluation. It deals with beliefs and values with regard of man as a learner, educator and nurse or patient, In addition it also deals with beliefs about society, nursing health etc. We believe that the basic course in nursing should prepare nurses for first level positions in nursing both in the definition of ICN of the unique function of the nurse which is to assist the individual sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or to its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible. Keeping the above concept in mind, the curriculum is planned so to provide for experience in all major clinical areas of nursing in the hospital and in the community. The curriculum should develop in the student an ability to meet the patients’ mental and emotional needs and an awareness of the social nature of man, which will enable her / him to see the patient as a person with a family and a member of the community. The curriculum should emphasize preventive, promotive and rehabilitative aspects of health throughout, and the hospital, community, school environment and facilities provided should make it possible to put these principles into practice. We recognize that, nursing is a profession which is influenced by advances in science and technology. Thus there should be periodic evaluation of the total curriculum and continuous evaluation of its different parts. We believe that, we have a responsibility for the all round development of the student. In times of emergency or need, faculty and students should assume additional roles to meet the situation willingly.
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