The goal of the Nursing Programs at La Salle University is to educate diverse students so that they provide culturally competent, professional nursing services.
Consistent with Lasallian values, the Mission of the Nursing Programs is to provide excellent nursing education and service initiatives to develop culturally and clinically competent, caring nursing professionals, prepared for life long learning, service, leadership, and scholarship.
Nursing students engage in programs that develop appreciation of human autonomy, dignity, spirituality, complexity, and diversity. Students think critically, communicate effectively, and possess a comprehensive body of knowledge about nursing care and the health status of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a changing world.
Nursing Programs lead in the development of curricula that are based on the health needs of populations and mobilize resources for the welfare of vulnerable and underserved people. Nursing Programs implement educational and service activities, meeting the health care needs of a diverse urban population through the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center, the greater University community, and in agency partnerships. Nursing Faculty carry out programs of teaching-learning, research, scholarship, service, leadership, and practice that promote the health of people and society.
Nursing Programs and services promote, maintain, and restore the health of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Nursing is an art, science, and profession in which the relationships between nurses and those cared for are essential. The roles of the nurse include direct and indirect caregiver, advocate, collaborator, teacher, leader, manager, coordinator, researcher, consultant, and administrator.
The foundation of professional education for basic and advanced nursing includes humanities and sciences. Nursing Programs prepare students to become self-aware and sensitive to the complexity and diversity of human systems and their environments. The programs use systems theory that views health as an ever-changing state.
The nursing community at La Salle is committed to respecting the autonomy, uniqueness, and shared humanity of cared for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Nurses recognize that the greatest potential for healing lies within the person. Nursesí primary focus is improving human responses to health and illness.
The nursing community believes that learning is a transformative, life long process that requires active engagement of learners. Students possess a reservoir of experience that is a continuing resource for learning. The teaching-learning environment reflects scholarship, collegiality, respect, and collaboration among learners and teachers, resulting in informed service to others.
Faculty believe that students have the potential to develop as leaders, responsive to persons served and concerned with their welfare. Students develop as ethical, caring practitioners who promote health in the 21st Century. La Salle graduates strengthen the nursing profession and contribute to the health of society.