Mission of the Department of Nursing
The mission of the Department of Nursing at Messiah College is to prepare the beginning professional nurse by providing basic professional education from a Christian worldview and within the context of a liberal education. The distinctives of a Messiah College nurse include commitment to academic excellence, service to others with insight and creativity, compassion through cultural humility, and caring from a Christian worldview.
Philosophy of the Department of Nursing
The philosophy of the Department of Nursing is consistent with the Mission, Foundational Values, and College Wide Educational Objectives of Messiah College. Specifically the department philosophy reflects commitment to liberal education, leadership for quality care, patient safety, scholarship for evidence based practice, information management and patient care technology, health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments, inter-professional communication, health promotion, professionalism and professional values for the preparation of the baccalaureate generalist professional nurse as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Concepts from the Neuman Systems Model are an integral part of the process of care in the clinical nursing courses.
- Prepare beginning professional nurses to provide holistic nursing care to persons and families.
- Provide an environment in which students are encouraged to develop and integrate a dynamic Christian worldview into their personal and professional lives.
- Provide an educational foundation for graduate study for students.
- Enhance student-centered, evidence-based teaching and learning for nursing practice, leadership, service and reconciliation.