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Sinclair College

Mission, Philosophy, and Values

Mission

The Sinclair Community College Nursing Program provides high-quality education to transform individuals into professional registered nurses to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community.

Philosophy

A philosophy is a way of contemplating, examining, or thinking about what is being taken to be significant, valuable, or worthy of commitment
(Billings & Halstead, 2020)

The Sinclair Community College Nursing Program philosophy describes our beliefs regarding nursing, health, human beings, healthcare delivery, and teaching and learning. The purpose of the philosophy is to guide the nursing program curriculum design and delivery. We the faculty believe:

Nursing is a practice discipline that requires the deliberate use of specialized techniques and a broad range of scientific knowledge to design, deliver, coordinate, and manage care for complex individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
(Billings & Halstead, 2020)

Health is a unique ever-changing state of physical, mental, and social well-being. Human beings are diverse individuals who influence and are influenced by families, communities, and society. Healthcare Delivery is influenced by societal changes. Teaching and learning are active and continuous processes that build on previous knowledge and are designed to move learners towards the achievement of program outcomes. Learning is facilitated through a variety of experiences that establishes connections between concepts. Nursing education adapts to deliver a variety of student learning experiences to administer nursing practice in multiple healthcare environments.

Values

Core values are fundamental to the success of the nursing profession. Nursing Faculty embrace, own, and are energized by these core values.

INTEGRITY: We promote integrity by being honest and showing a consistent adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.

COMPASSION: We provide a caring, learning environment and provide educational opportunities that promote the skills of feeling concerned and showing empathy for others.

RESPECT: We strive to create a positive environment by treating all people with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of their contributions and diversity.

DIVERSITY: We recognize the rapidly increasing diversity in our communities. We commit to promoting an educational environment that recognizes, values, and respects a global view of diversity.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We maintain professional responsibility for our roles as educators and expect our students to maintain their role of professional responsibility for actions, behaviors, performance, and decisions.

COLLABORATION: We value working with colleagues within the College and the community to achieve shared goals