Mission, Philosophy, and Program Outcomes

PROGRAM MISSION

The Mid Michigan College Nursing mission is to educate, enrich and empower entry level Associate Degree Nurses to provide care utilizing the NLN core values of caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, and patient-centeredness.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

The Nursing Education Unit prepares students for career entry in Nursing. The program design of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is based on the following philosophical beliefs:

Human Beings

Human beings are unique, complex, holistic, individuals in continuous interaction with his/her environment. This interaction is based on a commitment to ethical conduct, integrity and respect. Human beings want and have the right to be involved in making decisions that affect their lives. All humans beings are to be respected and valued.

Society and Environment

Society is a group of diverse individuals within a continually evolving system. Society has responsibility for providing environments conducive to maximizing the health and well being of its members. This evolving system fosters a culture of respect and values differences. Environment refers to the diverse physical locations, contexts and cultures in which the student nurse practices.

Health

Health is a state of optimal well-being that is oriented toward maximizing an individual’s potential. This lifelong process promotes enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental well-being. Health can be promoted, maintained, or regained.

Nursing

Nursing is a compassionate, dynamic process of offering wholistic health care to individuals across the lifespan. Nursing practice embodies excellence, collaboration, leadership and continuous improvement.

Active Learning

Learning is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values through innovation, teamwork and a collaborative community. The teacher’s role is that of a facilitator of learning. The emphasis is on teaching students how to learn, prioritize, integrate scientific inquiry, and critically think to support the development of clinical reasoning and lifelong learning. Active learning incorporates group participation, teamwork and the utilization of technology.

*Taken from the World Health Organization definition.

*Billings, D. M. & Halstead J. A. (2016) Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. 5th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The Nursing program outcomes are derived from the philosophy and are based on the belief that the Associate Degree Nursing graduate is able to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired from a curriculum built upon the humanities, natural and social sciences, and nursing principles and competencies. The nursing program outcomes are to achieve:

  • A licensure first-time pass rate of at or above the national average or at least 80%
  • A completion rate of >70% within 150% of the time frame required for the degree
  • A graduate and employer satisfaction rate of > 70% in areas measured
  • A job placement rate of > 85% within 6 months of obtaining licensure for those seeking

employment

 
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