Mission and Vision
Consistent with Lasallian values, the Mission of the Nursing Programs is to provide excellent nursing education programs, with theoretical and clinical learning opportunities designed to promote the development of clinically competent, caring nursing professionals, who are prepared for a life of service, continued learning, leadership, and scholarship.
The academic, service, and research activities of the Nursing Programs’ faculty mobilize resources to educate students to deliver care to all populations, emphasizing vulnerable, underserved, and diverse communities.
Nursing Programs’ Goals
- To prepare students to provide nursing services in health care agencies and communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations.
- To facilitate student development in critical thinking, effective communication, knowledge, skills, and values to care and advocate for the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities locally, regionally, and globally.
- To foster student engagement in interprofessional and collaborative health care services and programs.
- To educate students to strengthen the nursing profession and to contribute to the health of society.
Philosophy for Nursing Programs
Nursing is an art, science, and practice profession that provides nursing services to diverse individuals and groups. Nurses value collaborative relationships with professionals who deliver health care services and with people who are the recipients of such services. Nursing services aim at facilitating the health of people in many settings, thus fulfilling a contract between society and the profession. Nurses’ primary interests are human responses to health, illness, and healing. Nurses carry out many roles when providing safe and quality nursing interventions based on evidence.
The nursing community at La Salle respects the humanity of the people they serve and recognizes the potential for healing within the person, integrating mind, body, and spirit. Students bring their experience to the learning environment while actively engaging in a transformative process of continuing development as ethical, caring practitioners. The teaching-learning environment fosters scholarship, collegiality, respect, and collaboration among learners and teachers, resulting in informed service to others and the profession.