Nursing

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Mission

The mission of the Nursing Program at Baker College is to prepare graduates who are life-long learners with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide competent, holistic nursing care in a diverse and ever-changing health care environment.  The curriculum is 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. 

As an essential component of the Baker College’s academic health programs, the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and LPN to ADN Ladder programs have the following goals:

  • To provide a comprehensive program of nursing that will prepare graduates for entry level positions in the field of nursing
  • To provide an interdisciplinary health science academic environment that will stimulate a life-long commitment to learning and service
  • To prepare students for nursing practice through implementation of a curriculum that is based on state, national, and nursing practice standards, initiatives, and competencies that promote high quality, safe, and patient-centered care
  • To graduate nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibilities
  • To provide an academic foundation for further nursing education

As an essential component of Baker College’s academic health programs, the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has the following goals:

  • To develop quality nursing leaders with the ability to advance and promote the health of a diverse population within the communities they serve.
  • To practice as a self-assured, competent professional nurse, who can function in a dynamic health environment.
  • To provide leadership to promote global health.
  • To participate and utilize evidenced based practice in providing high quality nursing care.
  • To graduate nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibilities.
  • To provide an academic foundation for further nursing education.

Philosophy

Associate Degree Program

The Department 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 practice of nursing. The Baker College Associate Degree program will provide practical instruction and experiential learning to develop a nurse with the clinical reasoning skills required to assist patients in meeting physical and psychosocial needs which promote positive health outcomes. The student will learn nursing skills within the context of complex, technologically-advanced, and culturally-diverse health care environments. The graduate nurse will be a provider of safe, quality care within a larger system, collaborating with other members of the healthcare team.

This philosophy is congruent with the mission and vision of Baker College to provide quality higher education that enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.  Nursing is a career that requires life-long learning in a dynamic health care system, and this program of study will provide an academic foundation for further nursing education. The curriculum will foster a learning environment preparing caring nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibility.

Baccalaureate Program

The Department 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 permeates the entire baccalaureate program 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 a baccalaureate of science degree in nursing.  Upon graduation students are prepared with a liberal arts education to better meet the needs of clients in a dynamic global community.  The program provides quality education by preparing the nursing student 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.

The contemporary health care environment highlights continuous quality improvement, patient safety initiatives, and evidence-based care as foundational to the practice of nursing. The Baker College Nursing Faculty continually examines evolving practice environments to ensure consistency with current healthcare standards. The Baker College Baccalaureate Degree Program utilizes the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice and Professional Performance, The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Michigan Board of Nursing Administrative Rules to derive concepts central to the program curriculum.

This philosophy is congruent with the mission and vision of Baker College to provide quality higher education that enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.  Nursing is a career that requires life-long learning in a dynamic health care system, and this program of study provides an academic foundation for further nursing education. The curriculum fosters a learning environment preparing caring nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibility.

Vision

Baccalaureate Program

The vision of the Baker College baccalaureate nursing program is to encourage both pre licensure students and licensed registered nurses the opportunity for professioinal 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 health care environment. 

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